Clinical significance of thickened sphenoid sinus mucosa in Rathke's cleft cyst.

Conclusions: TSSM occurs more frequently in RCCs than in PAs. TSSM can potentially suggest hypopituitarism in RCCs. The surgical and/or endocrinological interventions are required for preventing further endocrine deterioration. PMID: 29184714 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Conclusions: MRI features are key to the differential diagnosis of AFS and EMRS. PMID: 31559063 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
We report a case of invasive mucormycosis in 52 year-old woman. CT-scan and magnetic resonance imaging found a partial right sinus thrombosis associated with homolateral ethmoidal and maxillary sinusitis with submucosal inflammation. Histopathological examination of excised tissue was positive for mucormycosis. Our patient was treated by surgical debridement and a combination of amphotericin B and caspofungin, with a good outcome.
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
We report an unusual case of a 53-year-old male with fistula, ectropion and lagophthalmos due to lateral frontal rhinosinusitis. Two years ago, he presented soft erythematous swelling at internal epicanthus. A year and a half before, he presented upper eyelid fistula secretion drainage, cicatricial ectropion and lagophthalmos. No otorhinolaryngological or visual discomfort was reported. Ophthalmology performed ectropion surgical repair using skin grafting, with no improvement. They requested magnetic resonance imaging which showed a suggestive image of frontal lateral sinusitis, being transferred to the Otorhinolaryngology...
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
Rationale: Periorbital cellulitis or an orbital abscess caused by acute sinusitis is a serious acute infectious disease. If not treated in time, serious complications may occur. Patient concerns: A 16-year-old girl with a history of right-sided proptosis, periorbital swelling, chemosis, hypophasis, restricted ocular movement in the upward direction, and diminution of vision was referred to our institution. The clinic, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination indicate right orbital abscess in the upper quadrant and sinusitis. Diagnoses: She was diagnosed with orbital abscess, acute s...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Neuropediatrics DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693156Optic neuropathy consists of several etiological events. The primary etiologies of its acute form include optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, inflammatory (nondemyelinating) disorders, and trauma. Its subacute and chronic forms are most often linked to compressive, toxic, nutritional, or hereditary-genetic causes. Visual loss, dyschromatopsia, and visual field defects are the presenting symptoms. The Onodi cell (sphenoethmoidal air cell) is an anatomic variant located laterally and superior to the sphenoid sinus; it is closely related to the optic nerve. Onodi cell disorder...
Source: Neuropediatrics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Che-Wei Hsu, Wan-Chen Tsai, Chia-Yi Lien, Jun-Jun Lee, Wen-Neng ChangAbstractIn this magnetic resonance imaging-based study, we investigated the clinical features, neuroimaging features and therapeutic outcomes of 14 adults (eight men and six women; mean age 60.4 years; range 37–77 years) with septic cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST). Of the underlying conditions, 10 had diabetes mellitus and 13 had concomitant sphenoid sinusitis. Headache (n = 13) and ophthalmoplegia (n = 13) were the most common clinical pre...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions Fungal sinusitis is uncommon, especially in those without significantly compromised immune systems. Invasive fungal meningitis resulting in meningitis and encephalitis is even rarer. The condition carries high morbidity and mortality that can only be mitigated with a multidisciplinary effort by neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and infectious disease specialists. While there are no clear treatment guidelines, we present an approach that may permit longer term independent survival. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abst...
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study presents a rare case of petrous apicitis managed surgically without the need for a craniotomy or transcochlear procedure. PMID: 31134874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Paranasal mucoceles, e. g., ethmoidal mucoceles, can compress the lacrimal pathways and cause acute lacrimal inflammation in childhood. Paranasal mucoceles should thus be excluded in cases of unclear masses in the lacrimal region. PMID: 31065761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Conclusions: Early diagnostic imaging with contrast-enhanced CT or MRI should be initiated in patients with risk factors and ocular symptoms concerning for cavernous sinus thrombosis. Treatment entails early administration of broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics, anticoagulation, and surgical drainage when applicable.
Source: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
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