Orbital Apex Syndrome Resulting from Mixed Bacterial Sphenoid Sinusitis

Xiong, Mengfei and Moy, Wai Lun (2018) Orbital Apex Syndrome Resulting from Mixed Bacterial Sphenoid Sinusitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (7). ISSN 2284-2594

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Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) is an uncommon disorder characterized by visual loss, ophthalmoplegia, ptosis and hypoaesthesia of the forehead[1]. OAS may result from a variety of inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic and vascular conditions that cause damage to the superior orbital fissure (with resultant oculomotor (III), trochlear (IV), abducens (VI) and ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve (V1) palsies) and to the optic canal leading to optic nerve (II) dysfunction. This case report describes the clinical development of OAS in a patient with bacterial sphenoid sinusitis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orbital apex syndrome, superior orbital fissure, optic canal, optic nerve, type II diabetes mellitus, sphenoid sinusitis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2018 11:05
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/18184

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