Superior orbital fissure syndrome in a latent type 2 diabetic patient

Allen C. Cheng, Ashim K Sinha, Isi H Kevau

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Although isolated cranial nerve palsies are common in diabetic patients, multiple, simultaneous cranial neuropathies are rare. We describe the second case of a complete superior orbital fissure syndrome including the optic nerve in a middle-aged Papuan man with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. The differential diagnosis included septic cavernous sinus thrombosis and Tolosa Hunt syndrome, and management was initially directed at excluding these serious, treatable conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalPapua and New Guinea Medical Journal
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

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