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GLANZMANNS THROMBASTHENIA

ZUHAIR AL-BARAZANCHImad

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 102-105
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) has been described as a painful, unilateral, partial or totalophthalmoplegia caused by a nonspecific granulomatous process in the cavernous sinus, thesuperior orbital fissure, or the orbital apex. This syndrome should be differentiated from otherlesions involving the cavernous sinus region, such as meningiomas lymphomas, posteriorcommunicating artery aneurysms, intracavernous carotid aneurysms, both sellar and parasellartumors and carotid cavernous fistulae. We report a case of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome in a 39 yearsold patient who presented with cranial nerve palsies.In conclusion, this syndrome should be differentiated from other lesions involving the cavernoussinus region, such as meningiomas or lymphomas. It should also be distinguished fromophthalmoplegic migraine and giant cell arteritis.

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GLANZMANN�S THROMBASTHENIA