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Vol. 64. Issue 1.
Pages 75-77 (January - February 2013)
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Vol. 64. Issue 1.
Pages 75-77 (January - February 2013)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.otoeng.2013.02.004
Lemierre Syndrome: Thrombosis of the Cavernous Sinus and Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion Secondary to Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis
Síndrome de Lemierre: trombosis de seno cavernoso y oclusión de arteria carótida interna secundarios a sinusitis esfenoidal aguda
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Luciana Rudski Ricondoa,??
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, Manuel J. Ramos Gómeza, Juan Aguilar Cantadorb, Francisco A. Bravo-Rodrígueza
a Sección de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica, Servicio de Radiología, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain
b Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain
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Lemierre syndrome typically consists of a septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. We present an unusual variant of Lemierre syndrome with cavernous sinus thrombosis and occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery secondary to sphenoid sinusitis caused by Streptococcus viridans.

Keywords:
Lemierre syndrome
Sphenoid sinusitis
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Carotid occlusion
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El sindrome de Lemierre consiste típicamente en una tromboflebitis séptica de la vena yugular interna causada por Fusobacterium necrophorum. Presentamos una variante excepcional del sindrome de Lemierre con trombosis del seno cavernoso y oclusión de la carótida interna ipsilateral secundaria a una sinusitis esfenoidal causada por Estreptococo Viridans.

Palabras clave:
Síndrome de Lemierre
Sinusitis esfenoidal
Trombosis seno cavernoso
Oclusión carotídea

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