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Coexistent Optic Neuritis and Isolated Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis

Mahesh Kumar, MG Rajiniganth, Usha R Kim

Keywords : Sphenoid sinus,optic canal,visual acuity

Citation Information : Kumar M, Rajiniganth M, Kim UR. Coexistent Optic Neuritis and Isolated Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2009; 2 (3):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1010

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


We report two cases of optic neuritis associated with isolated acute sphenoid sinusitis. This is the first report of isolated sphenoid sinusitis with dehiscent optic canal with exposed nerve presented with optic neuritis without any orbital inflammation. In both cases visual acuity deteriorated with steroid therapy, CT scan showed air fluid in the sphenoid sinus with dehiscent optic canal. Antibiotic, sphenoidotomy and later steroid course had a partial recovery in vision.

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