J Rhinol.  2006 May;13(1):53-55.

A Case of Abducens Nerve Palsy Caused by Isolated Sphenoid Fungal Sinusitis

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea. jknam@medigate.net

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.

Keyword

Sphenoid sinusitis; Abducens nerve palsy
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