Cavernous sinus thrombosis - External and Internal Eye
The most common infectious agents are Staphylococcus aureus and streptococci, although gram negative organisms, anaerobes, and fungi, such as Aspergillus, may also cause cavernous sinus thrombosis. Complications of cavernous sinus thrombosis include stroke, subdural empyema or brain abscess, meningitis, septic emboli to the lungs, blindness, pituitary insufficiency, or death. Many survivors suffer permanent sequelae such as cranial nerve palsies.
G08 – Intracranial and intraspinal phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
89980009 – Thrombosis of cavernous venous sinus
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls