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Title: Sudden blindness in a child: presenting symptom of a sphenoid sinus mucocele
Authors: Casteels, Ingele ×
De Loof, E
Brock, P
Jorissen, Mark
Dralands, Godelieve
Missotten, Luc
Wilms, Guy #
Issue Date: Oct-1992
Series Title: British Journal of Ophthalmology vol:76 issue:8 pages:502-4
Abstract: A 10-year-old girl with no nasal or respiratory symptoms developed a headache lasting a few hours. The next day she became totally blind in the right eye and over 5 days vision in the left eye deteriorated to bare light perception. The diagnosis of a sphenoid sinus mucocele was made radiologically and drainage via an endonasal sphenoidectomy produced 12 ml of brownish fluid. Endoscopic biopsy of the wall confirmed the diagnosis of a mucocele. Steroid treatment was given postoperatively, but vision recovered to 6/12 in the left eye only. The importance of urgent clinical diagnosis and treatment is stressed.
ISSN: 0007-1161
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
Research Group Ophthalmology
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Translational MRI (+)
Alumni, Faculty of Medicine
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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