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What are symptoms of cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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Symptoms of cavernous sinus thrombosis may include:

  • Severe headache
  • Swelling, redness, or irritation around one or both eyes
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Inability to move the eye
  • High fever
  • Pain or numbness around the face or eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Vision loss or double vision
  • Seizures

SOURCES:

Aderman, C. "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University, April 2011.

Filippidis, A. , November 2009. Neurosurgery Focus

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis."

National Health Service Direct Encyclopedia: "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis."

Zimmer, J. , Feb. 5, 2012. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

SOURCES:

Aderman, C. "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University, April 2011.

Filippidis, A. , November 2009. Neurosurgery Focus

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis."

National Health Service Direct Encyclopedia: "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis."

Zimmer, J. , Feb. 5, 2012. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

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