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Sphenoethmoidal sinusitis complicated by cavernous sinus thrombosis and pontocerebellar infarction.
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PMID:  3208216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of sphenoethmoidal sinusitis complicated by cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis and pontine and cerebellar infarction is described. The patient presented with advanced intracranial complications which in retrospect caused delay in recognition and treatment of the underlying sphenoethmoidal sinusitis. Surgical drainage of the sinusitis was ultimately required. The pathogenesis of these complications is discussed, and the topic of sphenoid sinusitis reviewed in order to emphasize the numerous neurological manifestations of this disease.
R L Macdonald; J M Findlay; C H Tator
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0317-1671     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-17     Completed Date:  1989-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415227     Medline TA:  Can J Neurol Sci     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cavernous Sinus
Cerebellar Diseases / complications*,  radiography
Cerebral Infarction / complications*,  radiography
Ethmoid Sinus
Pons / pathology*
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / complications*,  radiography
Sinusitis / complications*
Sphenoid Sinus
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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