Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis as Rare Complication of the Rhinosinusitis - Case Report and Survey of the World Literature

Authors: J. Veselková 1,2;  M. Tedla 2,3
Authors‘ workplace: ORL oddelenie, Fakultná nemocnica Trnava 1;  Klinika otorinolaryngológie a chirurgie hlavy a krku LF UK a UNB, Bratislava 2;  Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Veľká Británia 3
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 67, 2018, No. 1, pp. 13-18.
Category: Case Reports


One of the most threatening complications of the acute or chronic rhinosinusitis is cavernous sinus thrombosis. This is a life threatening condition, but its course is often subacute. Typical symptoms are headache, chemosis, periocular swelling, eye protrusion and paralysis of the cranial nerves. We present a case of cavernous sinus thrombosis in a young female in high stage of pregnancy (38th week). We discuss the diagnostic and treatment possibilities together with the survey of the world literature.

cavernous sinus thrombosis, rhinosinusitis, sphenoiditis, pregnancy


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