Endoscopic transethmoidal decompression of a thrombosed orbital venous malformation

James W. Gigantelli, Michael R. Gagnon, Jason A. Arthur, Donald A. Leopold

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We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who experienced a painful thrombosis of an orbital venous malformation. We successfully treated her with surgical decompression via a computer-assisted, endoscopic transethmoidal orbitotomy. Removal of the lamina papyracea and evacuation of the thrombus provided immediate symptomatic relief. Decompression via an endoscopic transethmoidal route provides a more direct and less invasive approach than other techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-351
Number of pages6
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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