Purpose: To present a case of optic disc swelling caused by sinusitis. Methods: Ocular symptoms were investigated using computed tomography imaging of the facial bones to detect the relationship between the sinus inflammation and the optic nerve. Results: A particular configuration of the optic nerve was detected. Optic nerve course through the inflamed sphenoidal sinus is a condition associated with a greater risk of inflammation. Conclusion: Sinusitis is a rare but treatable cause of optic neuritis. The choice of the correct radiological investigation to be done to set up a proper treatment of the sinus pathological condition is also essential for the resolution of ocular symptoms.

Swollen Optic Disc and Sinusitis

Del Noce, Chiara;Marchi, Filippo;SOLLINI, GIACOMO;Iester, Michele
2017

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Purpose: To present a case of optic disc swelling caused by sinusitis. Methods: Ocular symptoms were investigated using computed tomography imaging of the facial bones to detect the relationship between the sinus inflammation and the optic nerve. Results: A particular configuration of the optic nerve was detected. Optic nerve course through the inflamed sphenoidal sinus is a condition associated with a greater risk of inflammation. Conclusion: Sinusitis is a rare but treatable cause of optic neuritis. The choice of the correct radiological investigation to be done to set up a proper treatment of the sinus pathological condition is also essential for the resolution of ocular symptoms.
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