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Tolosa Hunt Syndrome
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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