A case report of cavernous sinus thrombosis after trauma

Karen Choi, Christina J. Yang

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Abstract

Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a rare but well-documented complication of sinus disease, propagated by intracranial spread of infection via valveless veins of the midface, with facial cellulitis as an uncommon source of infection. We present a case of significant intracranial thromboses secondary to nasal dorsal abscess after trauma that was successfully treated with bedside drainage of the abscess in addition to broad-spectrum antibiotics, anticoagulation, and steroids, and remains asymptomatic with seven months follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume95
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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