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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 4     1. Mar. 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 4  (01.03.2010)

Online Article, Page 350, PubMed:20305859

Online Article: Cavernous sinus thrombosis in a patient with facial myiasis
Alves, Carlos Augusto Ferreira / Ribeiro jr., Ophir / Borba, Alexandre Meireles / Ribeiro, Annelise Nazareth Cunha / Guimarães jr., Jayro
Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a severe encephalic complication of the cervicofacial infections that can lead to death if not treated in adequate time. Among the several etiologies related to the development of this infection, myiasis has not been reported, enforcing the importance of the report of a case of thrombosis of the cavernous sinus developed from a facial myiasis.

Keywords: infection, myiasis, ophthalmoplegia, oral diagnosis, sinus thrombosis, thrombosis