Blindness caused by septic superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis in a Lemierre Syndrome variant.

@article{Akiyama2013BlindnessCB,
  title={Blindness caused by septic superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis in a Lemierre Syndrome variant.},
  author={Kosuke Akiyama and Masayuki Karaki and Yasushi Samukawa and Nozomu Mori},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={493-6}
}
A 65-year-old man presented with right facial cellulitis and right blindness. Enhanced CT and MRI showed right facial cellulitis involved with pterigopalatine fossa. Additionally, orbital cellulitis, superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis, and pulmonary multiple nodules were observed. (18)F-FDG PET/CT supported these findings. He was diagnosed with septic superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis accompanied with Lemierre Syndrome variant and was treated mainly by the administration of intravenous… CONTINUE READING