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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 593-595

The diagnostic challenge of ptosis and diplopia: Cavernous sinus syndrome as the sole sign of unknown pancreatic cancer


Department of Neurology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nurhan K Tutar
Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Bagcilar Merkez Mah, Dr. Sadık Ahmet Cd, Istanbul 34100
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_140_21

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Cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS) is a rare condition that presents with clinical signs and symptoms due to the involvement of the cranial nerves (CN) III, IV, VI, V1, and V2. Various causes such as vascular, inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic pathologies are involved in the etiology. CSS is rarely the first sign of cancer. In this report, we would like to describe a unique patient who manifested with CSS in which the etiological factor behind the clinic was a metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma previously unknown.


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