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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. nrshlee@jnu.ac.kr
Abstract

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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