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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 193-194

Compression optic and oculomotor neuropathy caused by misdiagnosed sphenoid sinus mucocele

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Affiliated Hospital, Clinical Medical College of Chengdu University, Chengdu, China

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Dr. Jie Zhang
Address: No. 82, Section 2, 2nd Ring Road North, Chengdu, Sichuan - - 610 081
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_573_21

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We herein describe the case of a 60-year-old man who complained of headache and inability to open his left eye. Four years ago, he was admitted to a hospital because of the loss of vision in his left eye. Without adequate radiological examination, he was misdiagnosed with ischemic optical neuropathy and treated with glucocorticoid and neurotrophic drugs, but his vision did not improve. After sphenoidostomy under local anesthesia in time, his headache disappeared and his left eye could be opened immediately. We herein report this case to emphasize the relationship between the optic and oculomotor neuropathy and paranasal sinus disease.

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