Tolosa-Hunt syndrome

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Synonyms: Painful ophthalmoplegia

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is an ophthalmoplegic syndrome affecting all age groups characterized by acute attacks (lasting a few days to a few weeks) of periorbital pain ipsilateral ocular motor nerve palsies ptosis disordered eye movements and blurred vision usually caused by a non-specific inflammatory process in the cavernous sinus and superior orbital fissure. It has an unpredicatable course with spontaneous remission occurring in some and recurrence of attacks in others.

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