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cavernous sinus syndrome


Definition: partial or complete external ophthalmoplegia (due to involvement of the third, sixth, and often the fourth cranial nerves), sensory loss in the distribution of the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve, periorbital pain and cheosis; may be unilateral or bilateral. Multiple causes, the most common currently being neoplasms and trauma.

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