Journal of Rhinology 2009;16(2):148-151.
Published online November 30, 2009.
Isolated Sphenoid Sinusitis with Orbital and Intracranial Complication
Do Hyun Kim, Byoung Joon Chun, Jong Min Lee, Chan Soon Park
Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, College of Medicine, The Catholic University, Seoul, Korea. pcs0112@catholic.ac.kr
접형동에 국한된 부비동염의 안와 및 두개내합병증 1예
김도현, 천병준, 이종민, 박찬순
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Abstract
Sphenoid sinus is adjacent to important intracranial structures, such as major intracranial vessels and some cranial nerves. However isolated sphenoid sinusitis is often misdiagnosed because presenting symptoms are initially subtle. Therefore, if the diagnosis of the isolated sphenoid sinusitis is delayed and complications occur, it will lead to disastrous results. We experienced a rare case in which a 51-year-old male patient developed both brain abscess and abuducens nerve palsy and report this case with a review of the case and related articles.
Key Words: Sphenoid sinusitis;Brain abscess;Abducens nerve disease


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