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Cavernous sinus thrombosis secondary to abdominal wall abscess.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Volume
211
Issue
5
Pages
308–311
Identifiers
PMID: 9286808
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An 84-year-old Japanese woman had cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) due to abdominal wall abscess. The diagnosis was delayed because abdominal wall abscess is an unfamiliar cause of CST, but a definite diagnosis was reached with the use of magnetic resonance imaging. We started intravenous antibiotic therapy against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and the patient responded well, although the diagnosis was delayed.

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