OPHTHALMIC PRESENTATION OF CAVERNOUS SINUS VENOUS THROMBOSIS: A CASE SERIES
*Dr. Mitali Jhamb and Dr. Khushboo Chawla
Cavernous sinus venous thrombosis is an uncommon but dreaded neurological disease, commonly encountered in younger females. It presents with myriad of neurological and systemic symptoms and signs. However, visual disturbances can be a sole presentation with bilateral disc edema suggesting increased intracranial pressure. The predisposing factors include variety of inherited/acquired prothombotic and hypercoaguable states. Due to a varied symptomatology diagnosis is delayed or misdiagnosed which can result in life threatening complications such as herniation. With prompt diagnosis and management it is reversible. Lumbar puncture and MR Venography may aid in diagnosis and differentiation from other conditions.
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