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Cavernous sinus anatomy as a basis for interpretation of the clinical picture and radiological investigations in a case of Entomophthorales infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16617458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several cranial nerves traverse the cavernous sinus producing the typical symptom complex seen during cavernous venous sinus thrombosis in Mucorales infection. Fungi of the order Entomophthorales display different pathological and histological characteristics although belonging to the same class of fungi. A case is presented, wherein the anatomy of the cavernous sinus forms the basis in explaining the presenting symptoms of a patient with Entomophthorales infection. The anatomical explanation for the presenting neurological symptoms is confirmed by radiological investigations and further supports the diagnosis of Entomophthorales infection.
C F Hoogendijk; E Pretorius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-30     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Cavernous Sinus / anatomy & histology*,  microbiology,  surgery
Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  radiography
Cranial Nerves / anatomy & histology,  microbiology
Entomophthorales / pathogenicity*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Zygomycosis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  radiography
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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