MR imaging of cavernous sinus invasion by mucormycosis: a case study

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2001 Jul;103(2):101-4. doi: 10.1016/s0303-8467(01)00122-6.


Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a serious condition, which, if not recognized early, can lead to a fulminant course. Knowledge of risk factors along with early recognition of signs and symptoms may alter the course of this condition. We present a case of a patient with cavernous sinus thrombosis with characteristic findings on MRI. Biopsy of the sinuses revealed mucromycosis as the offending agent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis / diagnosis*
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis / pathology
  • Cavernous Sinus* / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucormycosis / diagnosis*
  • Mucormycosis / pathology
  • Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis
  • Opportunistic Infections / pathology
  • Sinusitis / diagnosis*
  • Sinusitis / pathology