Journal of Rhinology 2006;13(1):53-55.
Published online May 31, 2006.
A Case of Abducens Nerve Palsy Caused by Isolated Sphenoid Fungal Sinusitis
Jung Gwon Nam, Byung Sam Seo, Ki Chul Park, Jae Hyuk Choi
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea. jknam@medigate.net
진균성 접형동염에 의한 외전신경 마비 1예
남정권, 서병삼, 박기철, 최재혁
울산대학교 의과대학 울산대학교병원 이비인후과학교실
Abstract
Isolated sphenoid sinusitis is a rare disorder. There are some difficulties in its diagnosis; therefore the first presentation of this disorder might be with complications. These complications are essentially due to the anatomical location of the sinus and its proximity to the intra-cranial and orbital contents, to which infection may easily spread. A case of isolated sphenoid fungal sinusitis with unilateral abducent nerve palsy is being reported which was successfully treated by parenteral antibiotic therapy and endonasal endoscopic sphenoidotomy.
Key Words: Sphenoid sinusitis;Abducens nerve palsy




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