UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Neurology

Title: Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis (Part II)

Keywords: cavernous sinus thrombosis, extraocular palsies (PubMed Search)

Posted: 3/5/2009 by Aisha Liferidge, MD (Updated: 9/24/2021)
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  • Fever is present in 80% of cases.
     
  • Treatment includes high dose intravenous antibiotics.  Anti-coagulation therapy is controversial and often held.
     
  • Mortality is 30% with an additional 30% enduring sequelae such as oculomotor weakness, blindness, and pituitary insufficiency.