Open Access Case Report

Superior Ophthalmic Vein Thrombosis Presenting with Headaches and Diplopia

Maryam Naser MD*, Nafiseh Hashemi MD and Ashkan Mowla MD

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 09, 2019;  Published Date: May 16, 2019


Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis (SOVT) is an extremely rare orbital pathology which is usually associated with orbital inflammation and infection, hypercoagulable states, autoimmune conditions, tumor compression, carotid cavernous fistula (CCF), vascular malformation and trauma [1-4]. Clinical findings include sudden onset of painful proptosis, ophthalmoplegia, chemosis and visual disturbance. SOVT can be life threatening due to risk of cavernous sinus thrombosis. Early diagnosis is important and appropriate management based on the underlying causative factors is essential to prevent complications like vision loss [5]. We present a case of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis of the right eye.

Keywords:Cavernous sinus thrombosis; Proptosis; Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis

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