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Case Report
4 (
Supp 1
); S106-S108
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.116435

The role of lumbar puncture and pressure.lowering therapy for transverse dural sinus thrombosis

Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Address for correspondence: Dr. Andrew Carey Department of Ophthalmology, USF Morsani College of Medicine 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 21, Tampa FL USA acarey@health.usf.edu
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ABSTRACT

Transverse (lateral) sinus thrombosis is a well-known complication of acute otitis media and mastoiditis in the pediatric and adult population. Thrombosis involving the transverse sinus can ultimately cause elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) as a result of decreased cerebrospinal fluid absorption. If treatment to lower ICP is not undertaken, it can lead to ophthalmological complications including irreversible vision loss. The following case report describes an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with AOM by her pediatrician and subsequently presented to the emergency department complaining of nausea, vomiting, headache, and diplopia.

Keywords

Acute otitis media
cranial nerve VI palsy
diplopia
increased intracranial pressure
sinus thrombosis

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