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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 252-255

Bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis and facial palsy as complications of dental abscess

1 Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rajesh Verma
Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 226 003
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.127664

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Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) related to dental infection is a rare clinical event. The septic CST is a disease of high morbidity and mortality. The prompt diagnosis and timely treatment of septic CST is cornerstone of successful outcome. The dental infection should be given due attention, as to prevent CST. In this case report of immunocompetent female, we highlighted the role of dental abscess in producing bilateral CST and facial palsy. The close collaboration between dentist and neurologist and early institution of antibiotics led to complete recovery at follow-up after 3 months. The dental infection should never be neglected as it is the interface of serious intracranial complication like CST.

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