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Clinical Rhinology An International Journal


Isolated sphenoid sinusitis is a rare entity. Due to noncharacteristic primary manifestations, most of the patients present with ophthalmic complications, most commonly proptosis and diplopia. We report here the case series of two patients who presented with diplopia, blurred vision, and headache. Diagnosis of isolated abducens nerve palsy secondary to isolated sphenoid sinus disease was made, and both the patients underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We hereby propose that prompt diagnosis and treatment of isolated sphenoidal sinusitis is very important, and abducens nerve (CN6) palsy could be attributed to the disease condition as both the patients’ condition improved after surgery.

Keywords: Abducens nerve palsy, Case series, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Sphenoid sinus.

How to cite this article: Harugop AS, Mudhol RS, Bellad SA, Hajare PS, Kaku DR, Hiremath B. Isolated Abducens Nerve Palsy Secondary to Isolated Sphenoid Sinus Disease: Case Series. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2016;9(3):137-140.

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