J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2008 Aug;26(3):286-289.

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome With Facial Nerve Palsy

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  • 1Department of Neurology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. yekyjung@hanmail.net

Abstract

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a painful ophthalmoplegia due to nonspecific granulomatous inflammation in the cavernous sinus. A 16-year-old man developed Tolosa-Hunt syndrome accompanied by facial nerve palsy. MRI showed an inflammatory lesion in the cavernous sinus with gadolinium enhancement. This rare presentation suggests that Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a localized form of idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis.

Keyword

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome; Facial nerve palsy; Ophthalmoplegia

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Cavernous Sinus
Facial Nerve
Gadolinium
Humans
Inflammation
Ophthalmoplegia
Paralysis
Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome
Gadolinium
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