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Sphenoid sinus mucocele with recurrent visual disturbance.

Authors
  • Yasuda, Y1
  • Morita, T
  • Akiguchi, I
  • Kimura, J
  • Kameyama, M
  • 1 Department of Neurology, Otsu Red Cross Hospital, Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European neurology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
225–227
Identifiers
PMID: 1505593
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present a case of sphenoid sinus mucocele with recurrent visual disturbance on the same side. A 22-year-old female showed two episodes of visual disturbance in the left eye for 3 months, and acute retrobulbar optic neuritis was diagnosed. With corticosteroid, visual disturbance improved in 1 week. MRI and CT scans showed mucocele in the left sphenoid sinus, and left optic nerve swelling with high intensity was observed in T2-weighted MRI. No destruction of the optic canal was found. The contiguous inflammation in the optic nerve rather than compression was considered as pathogenesis.

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