Cavernous sinus syndrome from an internal carotid artery aneurysm in an infant with tuberous sclerosis

J AAPOS. 2011 Aug;15(4):389-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2011.03.013. Epub 2011 Aug 4.


Aneurysms are associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. We describe the first case of cavernous sinus syndrome from an intracavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm in a 9-month-old boy with tuberous sclerosis. The presence of an intracranial aneurysm should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with tuberous sclerosis who develop cranial nerve deficits.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / etiology
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / pathology*
  • Cavernous Sinus / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / complications
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / pathology*