cavernous sinus syndrome


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Related to cavernous sinus syndrome: Horner's syndrome

cav·ern·ous si·nus syn·drome

partial or complete external ophthalmoplegia (due to involvement of the third, sixth, and often the fourth cranial nerves), sensory loss in the distribution of the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve, periorbital pain and cheosis; may be unilateral or bilateral. Multiple causes, the most common currently being neoplasms and trauma.

cavernous sinus syndrome

Neurology A condition caused by masses in the cavernous sinus and/or parasellar region resulting in pressure on the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and part of the 5th cranial nerves Clinical Oculomotor nerve paralysis–ophthalmoplegia, lid edema, ptosis, mydriasis, and anesthesia of the eyeball, characterized by loss of the corneal reflex in the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, often accompanied by blindness and cortical analgesia Diagnosis CT, MRI. See Tolosa-Hunt syndrome.

cav·ern·ous si·nus syn·drome

(kavĕr-nŭs sīnŭs sindrōm)
Partial or complete external ophthalmoplegia (due to involvement of the third, sixth, and often the fourth cranial nerves), sensory loss in the distribution of the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve, periorbital pain, and cheosis.

cav·ern·ous si·nus syn·drome

(kavĕr-nŭs sīnŭs sindrōm)
Partial or complete external ophthalmoplegia. Multiple causes, the most common today are neoplasms and trauma.
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Metastastic choriocarcinoma causing cavernous sinus syndrome. Br J Ophthalmol.
Cavernous sinus syndromes. Retrieved from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1161710-overview
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