Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and Ophthalmic Artery Occlusion

  • An-Guor Wang


An 81-year-old male presented with complaints of progressive lower limb weakness and shortness of breath for 1 month. He reported a past medical history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He also cited a past surgical history of thyroid and spine operations underwent several years ago. Chest pain, chills, and progressive dyspnea were noted for 1 month, and he was admitted to a local hospital. Chest CT showed an aortic aneurysm. A blood culture yielded salmonella. He received levofloxacin and pisutam under the impression of mycotic aneurysm, which was then changed to ceftriaxone 2 weeks later after which his fever subsided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • An-Guor Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTaipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Yun-San Ophthalmology Education Research FoundationTaipeiTaiwan

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