Lymphoma of the Cavernous Sinus Mimicking Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome in a Child

Demirkaya M., Sevinir B. B. , Ozdemir O., ÖZTÜRK NAZLIOĞLU H. , Okan M.

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.42, no.5, pp.351-354, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2009.12.008
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-354


Some children with malignancies initially present with neurologic signs. Cavernous sinus syndrome is a rare manifestation of lymphomas, more commonly reported in adults. A patient presenting with third and fourth cranial nerve palsies was initially thought to manifest Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, but during follow-up a diagnosis of lymphoma without systemic involvement was established. This patient is the youngest, to our knowledge, to be diagnosed with primary cavernous sinus lymphoma. He remains in remission 5 years after chemotherapy. Malignancies (especially non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) should be considered in young children with cavernous sinus syndrome, even without systemic involvement. (C) 2010 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.