Published in Biotech Law Weekly, July 9th, 2004
"Spontaneous enophthalmos unrelated to trauma or surgery is rare. The term 'silent sinus syndrome' has been used to describe this process where, in particular, there is an absence of any sino-nasal symptoms," physicians in England explained.
"The enophthalmos and hypoglobus that occurs in these subjects is caused by atelectasis of the maxillary antrum, which itself appears to be due to chronic maxillary hypoventilation," noted C.G.L. Hobbs and colleagues at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol. The collaborators described a patient with "silent sinus syndrome...
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