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Syndromes of the Orbital Apex, Superior Orbital Fissure, and Cavernous Sinus

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0034

Series: What Do I Do Now

Syndromes of the Orbital Apex, Superior Orbital Fissure, and Cavernous Sinus

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Lesions in the orbital apex, superior orbital fissure, and cavernous sinus can give rise to characteristic combinations of cranial nerve palsies. In this chapter, we briefly review the possible causes of these syndromes. We discuss rhino-orbital mucormycosis in detail, because it has a grave prognosis if it is not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion.

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Subjects: Neurology

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