Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

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Muhammad Daud Khan
Shad Muhammad
Kamran Hamid
Anisa F. Nazeer
Arifa Gulab


An analysis of six cases of cavernous sinus thrombosis, admitted in the Department of Opthalmology, PGMI, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan from March 1986 to July 1986, is presented. All cases survived on aggressive antibiotic therapy combined with anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant drugs. The common organism isolated was Staphylococcus aureus. All cases were septic in nature. The commonest source was furuncle on the upper half of the face near or on the eyelids. There was sinusitis in one case. The signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, source of spread of infection, investigations and treatment are discussed.

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Khan MD, Muhammad S, Hamid K, Nazeer AF, Gulab A. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];2(1). Available from:
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