Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is the pathophysiology of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is the prevalence of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is the morbidity associated with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What causes Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Treatment

How is Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Medications

What is the role of steroids in the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Follow-up

What is included in long-term monitoring of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What are the possible complications of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) treatment?

What is the prognosis of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?

What is included in patient education about Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)?