Resolution of total ophthalmoplegia following treatment in a case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report

Kamath, Gurudutt M and Nayak, Madhurima K and Gupta, Mamta and D’Souza, Susan and Kamath, Manjunath M (2015) Resolution of total ophthalmoplegia following treatment in a case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report. Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research, 3 (3). pp. 148-150. ISSN 2320-3897

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Abstract

Total ophthalmoplegia can occur due to malignancy, inflammation, infection, and trauma. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a tumor arising from epithelium of nasopharynx which can spread locally as well as metastasize to distant sites. We report a case of total ophthalmoplegia in a 15-year-old girl which resolved following chemotherapy. She was diagnosed as stage IV B nasopharyngeal carcinoma with left-sided intraorbital extension leading to proptosis and total ophthalmoplegia with preserved optic nerve function. Following 2 months of chemotherapy, a reduction in the size of cervical lymph nodes, proptosis, and total resolution of extraocular movements was noted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, superior orbital fissure syndrome, total ophthalmoplegia
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 16:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 16:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143915

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