Painful ophthalmoplegia (Tolosa-Hunt variant): autopsy findings in a patient with necrotizing intracavernous carotid vasculitis and inflammatory disease of the orbit.

A 79-year-old man with unremitting painful ophthalmoplegia had a necrotizing inflammatory process that involved the intracranial and intracavernous portions of the right internal carotid artery. The condition ultimately resulted in rupture of the carotid vessel and death. At autopsy, thrombophlebitis of the sphenopalatine sinus was also noted. To our knowledge, this is the second reported autopsy study of painful ophthalmoplegia and chronic nongranulomatous inflammation that involved the carotid siphon and the cavernous sinus.
AuthorsR J Campbell, H Okazaki
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings (Mayo Clin Proc) Vol. 62 Issue 6 Pg. 520-6 (Jun 1987) ISSN: 0025-6196 [Print] England
PMID3573829 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Aged
  • Autopsy
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (complications)
  • Carotid Artery, Internal (pathology)
  • Carotid Sinus (pathology)
  • Humans
  • Inflammation (complications)
  • Male
  • Necrosis (pathology)
  • Ophthalmoplegia (complications)
  • Orbital Diseases (complications)

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