Orbital cellulitis with gas.

Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

PubMedID: 12045964

Cheema RA, Lukaris AD, Lane CM. Orbital cellulitis with gas. Orbit. 2000;19(1):41-44.
Orbital cellulitis due to presumed gas-producing organisms has been associated with poor visual prognosis. We report successful visual recovery in a 14-year-old boy with orbital cellulitis and gas in the orbit on CT scan. The patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics and prompt orbital decompression. Pus from the sinus aspirate and orbital drain grew H. influenzae and Gram-negative bacilli. Repeat orbital surgery with drainage of residual abscess was performed and the patient made a complete recovery.