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Res Vestib Sci. 2013 Dec;12(4):145-148. Korean. Case Report.
Choi YJ , Kim JM , Lee SH , Kim MK .
Department of Neurology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.

Cavernous sinus syndrome is characterized by multiple cranial nerve palsies manifesting with ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, facial sensory loss due to involvement of adjacent cranial nerves. Tumor, trauma, and non-infectious inflammatory disorders are principal causes of cavernous sinus syndrome. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is one of the fatal causes of cavernous sinus syndrome usually in immunocompromised patients. Here is a case of cavernous sinus syndrome complicating occlusion of the internal carotid artery by necrotizing fungal sinusitis, which is highly suspicious of rhinocerebral mucormycosis with non-immunocompromised state.

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