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Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology:
doi: 10.1097/01.wno.0000434279.57700.3c
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Restricted Diffusion of the Superior and Inferior Ophthalmic Veins in Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

De Lott, Lindsey B. MD; Trobe, Jonathan D. MD; Parmar, Hemant MD

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

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Abstract

Two previous reports have described restricted diffusion in thrombosed superior ophthalmic veins (SOVs) in patients with cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST). We report a patient who displayed restricted diffusion in both the SOV and inferior ophthalmic vein in CST consequent to a masticator space abscess. The orbital vascular imaging findings added support to the cavernous sinus findings in making the diagnosis of CST. Diffusion-weighted imaging of the orbit is a valuable asset in this setting.

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