Isolated pyocele of anterior clinoid process presenting as a cavernous sinus syndrome.

Thomas J. O'Donnell, Lattimore Michael, Robert Laster, James Fleming

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A 37-year-old man presented with fever, decreased vision in the left eye, a partial left cranial nerve III paresis, and a left cranial nerve VI paresis. Neuro-imaging showed an opacification of a left pneumatised anterior clinoid process. After failing a course of intravenous antibiotics, a craniotomy was performed with exenteration of the cavity and resolution of symptoms. Although rare, a pyocele of a pneumatised anterior clinoid process may cause ocular morbidity and require surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume106
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Cavernous Sinus
Paresis
Abducens Nerve
Oculomotor Nerve
Craniotomy
Fever
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity

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Isolated pyocele of anterior clinoid process presenting as a cavernous sinus syndrome. / O'Donnell, Thomas J.; Michael, Lattimore; Laster, Robert; Fleming, James.

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