Ophthalmoplegia due to Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: A Report of Three Cases

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Çolak A. Y. , Gökçay F. , Çelebisoy N. , Gökçay A. , Güler A. , Pullukçu H. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, cilt.23, ss.225-228, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tnd.78045
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.225-228


Invasive fungal sinusitis is an infection of the paranasal sinuses that should be diagnosed early due to its high mortality and morbidity rates. Mucormycosis and aspergillus are the two most important agents of invasive fungal sinusitis. Although usually seen in patients who are immunocompromised, they are rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. In this article, we present three patients with ophthalmoplegia; one patient with hematologic malignancy, and two patients with uncontrolled diabetes. By presenting these three patients with invasive fungal sinusitis, we aimed to emphasize the possible role of fungal sinusitis in the development of ophthalmoplegia in patients with diabetes or immunosuppression due to any reason, and the importance of early treatment.