Orbital apex syndrome in a patient with sphenoid fungal balls

Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Mar;2(1):52-4. doi: 10.3342/ceo.2009.2.1.52. Epub 2009 Mar 26.


Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) is a rare disease that presents with a complex of symptoms, including ophthalmoplegia, ptosis and visual loss. Due to the poor prognosis, making a prompt diagnosis and administering the appropriate treatment must be initiated without delay if OAS is suspected. We report here on a case of a patient with sphenoid fungal balls, and he presented with acute visual loss and ophthalmoplegia.

Keywords: Aspergillosis; Fungi; Orbit; Sphenoid sinus; Steriods.