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Bilateral Ocular Ischaemic Syndrome-Rare Complication of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis in an Omani Patient: Case report and literature review.
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PMID:  23573395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ocular ischaemic syndrome (OIS) is a relatively uncommon condition. Simultaneous bilateral involvement is even less common and has been reported in only 22% of all cases of OIS. It has variable clinical presentations, of which visual loss and ocular pain are the most common. It is believed to occur when there is a 90% or greater carotid artery obstruction. This syndrome is often associated with a number of systemic diseases including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Only occasionally has it been described as a complication of rhinocerebral mucormycosis. We report an unusual case of bilateral OIS secondary to bilateral internal carotid artery thrombosis as a complication of invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis. In addition, a review of clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up and treatment options for OIS is provided.
Authors:
Samiya Al-Jabri; Mohamed Al-Abri; Ahmed Al-Hinai; Faisal Al-Azri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sultan Qaboos University medical journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  2075-051X     ISO Abbreviation:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-10     Completed Date:  2013-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519915     Medline TA:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
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