Not all Headaches are Migraines

Melissa Chih-Hui Tien, Prashanth Ramachandran, Owen B White, Andrew G Lee

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A 40-year-old Somali woman presented features of a right sided cavernous sinus syndrome which was confirmed with neuro-imaging. While initial investigations were equivocal for an infectious etiology, subsequent investigations led to a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) as the cause for right sided cavernous sinus syndrome. This case illustrates that, while the incidence of TB cavernous sinus syndrome is reportedly low, patients originating from TB endemic regions warrant scrupulous investigations in order not to miss the diagnosis and effect appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
StateE-pub ahead of print - May 9 2016


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