Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 Apr;58(4):271-274. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.4.271.

Acute Rhinosinusitis in Prominently Pneumatized Sphenoid Sinus Presenting with Unilateral Abducens Nerve Palsy

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. kkam97@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

Abstract

Acute rhinosinusitis is a rare cause of abducens nerve palsy. Most reported cases with VIth cranial nerve palsy associated sphenoid sinusitis are fungal sphenoid sinusitis, mucocele, or severe bacterial sinusitis. In this report, we present a patient with acute mild sphenoid sinusitis presented as abducens nerve palsy associated with prominent sphenoid pneumatization to the Dorello's canal.

Keyword

Abducens nerve palsy; Acute rhinosinusitis; Sphenoid sinusitis; VIth nerve palsy

MeSH Terms

Abducens Nerve Diseases*
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Humans
Mucocele
Sinusitis
Sphenoid Sinus*
Sphenoid Sinusitis
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