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1/25. Rhinosino-orbital mucormycosis causing cavernous sinus thrombosis and internal carotid artery occlusion: radiological findings in a patient with treatment failure.

    The authors describe a case of rhinosino-orbital mucormycosis with cavernous sinus thrombosis in association with internal carotid artery occlusion diagnosed by use of computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Cranial CT is a useful imaging tool in the diagnosis of rhinosinal invasive fungal disease and MRI offers excellent aid in the detection of intracranial extension. early diagnosis and rapid institution of surgical debridement and antifungal therapy is the rule of thumb in treating this disorder. In our patient, surgically inaccessible bone lesion and involvement of the central nervous system are taken as major causes for his grave outcome. In addition, failure to advance appropriate amphotericin b dosage may also make the infectious process uncontrollable in this patient.
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2/25. Overwhelming septic cavernous sinus thrombosis in a woman after combination of high-dose steroid and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy for lupus nephritis.

    There are many treatment methods for lupus nephritis, including high-dose steroids, pulse methylprednisolone, and cyclophosphamide therapy. In cyclophosphamide therapy, there can be some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and infection. We report on a case receiving a combination of high dose steroid and intravenous cyclophosphamide. Following this, she developed a fever and a protruding right eye, and septic cavernous sinus thrombosis was diagnosed. This complication had never been reported in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, and related literature is reviewed.
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3/25. Superior orbital fissure syndrome in a latent type 2 diabetic patient.

    Although isolated cranial nerve palsies are common in diabetic patients, multiple, simultaneous cranial neuropathies are rare. We describe the second case of a complete superior orbital fissure syndrome including the optic nerve in a middle-aged Papuan man with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. The differential diagnosis included septic cavernous sinus thrombosis and Tolosa Hunt syndrome, and management was initially directed at excluding these serious, treatable conditions.
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4/25. Indirect carotid cavernous fistula presenting as pulsatile tinnitus.

    This paper reports a case of spontaneous indirect carotid cavernous fistula that presented with pulsatile tinnitus, left-sided temporal headache and left-sided ptosis. The pulsatile tinnitus, its aetiology and investigation are discussed. The importance of pulsatile tinnitus is highlighted, with a discussion of carotid-cavernous fistulas. This case illustrates that clinically silent cavernous sinus thrombosis can give rise to spontaneous indirect carotid cavernous fistula. magnetic resonance imaging angiography was used in diagnosis. Treatment ranges from observation, as in our case, to transvenous endovascular techniques.
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5/25. MR imaging of cavernous sinus invasion by mucormycosis: a case study.

    cavernous sinus thrombosis is a serious condition, which, if not recognized early, can lead to a fulminant course. knowledge of risk factors along with early recognition of signs and symptoms may alter the course of this condition. We present a case of a patient with cavernous sinus thrombosis with characteristic findings on MRI. biopsy of the sinuses revealed mucromycosis as the offending agent.
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6/25. Septic thrombosis of the cavernous sinuses.

    Septic thrombosis of the cavernous sinuses (or cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis [CST]) is a dramatic and potentially lethal illness, which is still occasionally seen by clinicians. Before the availability of antimicrobial agents, mortality from CST was near 100%, but it markedly decreased to approximately 20% to 30% during the antibiotic era. Nevertheless, the threat of death and serious morbidity continues to necessitate early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of CST to minimize risks to the patient. Accordingly, we reviewed the salient clinical features of this illness, with emphasis on newer aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
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7/25. A unique case of Bezold's abscess associated with multiple dural sinus thromboses.

    OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bezold's abscess and dural sinus thromboses are rare complications of otitis media in the era of antibiotics. Although potentially fatal, they are treatable. We present a unique case report of Bezold's abscess in association with multiple dural sinus thromboses. STUDY DESIGN: Single case report. methods: A young female patient's clinical course is presented and discussed. We review the anatomy, incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment of Bezold's abscess and dural sinus thrombosis. RESULTS: After mastoidectomy, neck exploration, broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics, and anticoagulation therapy, the patient recovered fully and has remained asymptomatic since her discharge from the hospital at 12 months' follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first reported case of Bezold's abscess associated with a cavernous sinus thrombosis and the third reported case of Bezold's abscess associated with lateral sinus thrombosis. Despite its rarity, Bezold's abscess must be recognized and treated aggressively. Dural sinus thrombosis is relatively more common, and treatment of the underlying cause is essential. The diagnosis and rapid, aggressive treatment of these conditions are essential for an optimal clinical outcome.
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8/25. cavernous sinus thrombosis caused by zygomycosis after unrelated bone marrow transplantation.

    Invasive zygomycosis is a devastating fungal infection occurring as an opportunistic infection after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Sinusitis can lead to fungal infection in immunosuppressed patients, and cavernous sinus thrombosis, an uncommon condition in immunocompetent patients, typically follows an infection involving the medial third of the face, nose, or paranasal sinuses. patients undergoing unrelated-donor BMT (UD-BMT) are prone to develop life-threatening infections because of poor recovery of cellular immunity. Despite adequate clinical evaluation and treatment, the prognosis of patients with invasive fungal infections is dismal, especially when intracerebral structures are affected. We describe a case of a patient who underwent an UD-BMT and developed cavernous sinus thrombosis after sinusitis due to zygomycosis. Moreover, he also had disseminated fungal (Zygomycetes and aspergillus) and viral (cytomegalovirus and adenovirus) infections.
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9/25. Bilateral cavernous sinus thromboses and intraorbital abscesses secondary to streptococcus milleri.

    PURPOSE: To report the first case of bilateral cavernous sinus thromboses and bilateral intraorbital abscesses secondary to streptococcus milleri. STUDY DESIGN: Single interventional case report. INTERVENTION AND TESTING: The findings of the ophthalmic evaluation, radiographic imaging, medical and surgical intervention, specimen cultures, and clinical course were analyzed. RESULTS: A 17-year-old female had bilateral proptosis, decreased vision in the left eye, and altered mental status at presentation. An orbital compartment syndrome developed in the left eye and purulent material was present after lateral canthotomy, suggestive of an intraorbital abscess. magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans revealed bilateral cavernous sinus thromboses, and subsequent computed tomographic (CT) scans revealed bilateral intraorbital abscesses in the setting of acute ethmoid and sphenoid sinusitis. Antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage of the orbital abscess and sinuses was performed, and specimen cultures revealed S. milleri. After surgery, the patient experienced hearing loss and a right internal capsule infarct, in addition to complete vision loss in the left eye. A second intraorbital abscess developed in the right eye and was drained surgically. The vision remained 20/20. CONCLUSIONS: streptococcus milleri is a virulent organism with a propensity to form abscesses in multiple areas of the body and should be considered as a possible etiologic agent in abscess formation of the orbit and cavernous sinus thrombosis.
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10/25. hiv-assocated lymphoma: a case report.

    We report the case of a 3(1/2) year old boy who presented with sudden onset of headache. fever and swelling of the left eye. He had complete opthalmoplegia of the left eye and 6th cranial nerve paralysis in the right eye. He was thought to have cavenous sinus thrombosis but CT findings suggestive of lymphoma led to the correct diagnosis of hiv associated lymphoma It view of the rising incidence of hiv infection and the protein clinical manifestations, it is advised that all patients with disseminated tumour masses should be screened for the hiv virus, and CT examination should be made available to patients.
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