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What is tolosa-hunt syndrome?

What is  tolosa-hunt syndrome?

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by severe headaches and painful eye movements. Corticosteroids are the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Tolosa Hunt (Definition)

Tolosa-hunt is a painful condition in which there is weakness of the eye muscles. There is inflammation in the space behind the eyes due ...Read more


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What is tolosa hunt syndrome? Is there a cure?

What is tolosa hunt syndrome? Is there a cure?

Rare inflammation: This is a rare inflammation of the cavernous sinus or superior orbital fissure behind the eye. This causes multiple cranial nerve paralyses, including CN 3, 4, 5, and 6, all of which travel in this area. This leads to poor eye movement, double vision, significant pain behind and around the eye, sometimes fever and eye protrusion. Extensive work-up is required, and anti-inflammatory meds treat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the cavernous sinuses may represent inflammation such as can be seen in tolosa-hunt syndrome. so, could these be related?

Can you tell me in the cavernous sinuses may represent inflammation such as can be seen in tolosa-hunt syndrome. so, could these be related?

Cavernous sinus: cavernous sinus involvement in any process is considered very serious. are you referring to the size of a particular sinus or are you referring to THE cavernous sinus (very different sinuses) ...Read more

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Hi I have Tolosa hunt syndrome which was on the phone MRI scan also I have been told that part of my brain is lighter in colour on the scan but they don't know why and it isn't being checked to see why? And I

Hi  I  have  Tolosa  hunt  syndrome  which  was  on  the  phone  MRI  scan  also  I  have  been  told  that  part  of  my  brain  is  lighter  in  colour  on  the  scan  but  they  don't  know  why  and  it  isn't  being  checked  to  see  why?   And  I

Complete question : You seems to have incomplete question. Any how, i would recommend virtual consult or concierge to get complete hx and test results before making any comments. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for tolosa hunt?

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: is idiopathic painful ophthalmoplegia (episodic orbital pain). The cause is a paresis of one or more of the III, IV and/or VI cranial nerves. Spontaneous remission in is in most cases ...Read more

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What are the tests for tolosa-hunt?

Tolosa hunt syndrome: Good tests for this condition are serum ESR and MRI of the brain to start with. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tolosa-hunt?

Tolosa Hunt: Inflammation of the nerves within the cavernous sinus or superior orbital fissure causing deficiencies in movement of eye muscles, facial numbness, headaches and pain behind the eye. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tolosa-hunt?

Tolosa Hunt: Cortico steroids, immunosuppressive drugs, pain medicines. Seek counsel from a neurologist if you need treatment. ...Read more

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Toloso hunt have been on steroids over 3 months vision has still not improved please help ?

Toloso hunt have been on steroids over 3 months  vision has still not improved please help ?

Rare disease : The treatment of choice is steroids which usually provide pain relief within 24-72 hrs of therapy initiation. Extraocular paresis takes weeks to months to resolve ; unfortunately may not completely resolve in some cases depending on the degree of inflammation.For refractory cases, adding immunemodulating drugs such as azathioprine ; Methotrexate can help. Seek a full neuroophthalmology evaluation. ...Read more

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Sufferer of toloso hunt eye is blurred and wonky how long can it be expected to rectify ? Please roughly ?!

Sufferer of toloso hunt eye is blurred and wonky how long can it be expected to rectify ? Please roughly ?!

2 weeks: With proper treatment recovery is rapid but can be limited. Orbital apex syndromes have a broad group of causes and ths is a diagnosis of exclusion after others are ruled out. An excellent review is here: www.Sepeap.Org/archivos/pdf/10126.Pdf? relapses occur in 30-40%. Immunosuppressant therapy ranging from steroids to immune modulators are used for treatment. ...Read more

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