Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Follow-up

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

Admission to intensive care unit is indicated.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Patients should be educated that furuncles or abscesses (pimples) in the central portion of the face should not be manipulated without prior antibiotic coverage.

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Complications

Complications may include the following:

  • Septic emboli

  • Blindness

  • Cranial nerve palsies

  • Sepsis and shock

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Prognosis

Mortality rate is as high as 30%; the majority of survivors suffer permanent sequelae.

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