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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-64

A case of cavernous sinus thrombosis complicating orbital cellulitis


Department of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India

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J K Ann
Department of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6677.193869

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A 47-year-old patient with a swelling of the left upper eyelid, redness, proptosis, and defective vision of few days duration was seen in our clinic. The history, examination, and investigations were suggestive of cavernous sinus thrombosis complicating orbital cellulitis. The patient was admitted and treated by a team of specialists including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and hematology. Patient recovered fully after 3 weeks of treatment. This case report is being presented to highlight the importance of careful clinical examination and high index of suspicion in recognizing such a serious complication.


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