Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Cavernous Sinus and Orbital Apex in an HIV-positive Patient

Fredric J. Gross, Jenny S. Waxman, Marc A. Rosenblatt, Simak S. Tabibzadeh, Paul Solodnik

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Abstract

A 35-year-old HIV-positive woman with painful ophthalmoplegia, sensory loss extending to all branches of the trigeminal nerve, and progressive optic neuropathy was found to have eosinophilic granuloma of the cavernous sinus, superior orbital fissure, and orbital apex. There was no radiologic evidence of a lytic bone lesion within the skull or orbit and clinical evidence suggested a primary intracranial origin for this lesion. This is the first case of a cavernous sinus syndrome caused by eosinophilic granuloma and the first time HIV infection is reported in association with histiocytosis-X.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-467
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmology
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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