Sphenoid sinus mucocele with recurrent visual disturbance.
Department of Neurology, Otsu Red Cross Hospital, Japan.
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Jan 01, 1992
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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