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ABSTRACT: A 74-year-old woman presented with abducens nerve palsy, postganglionic Horner syndrome and sensory disturbance in the territory of the ophthalmic nerve on the left side. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a gadolinium-enhanced lesion within the left cavernous sinus. Thereafter, uterine cervical cancer was detected as the origin of this intra-cavernous sinus metastasis. We emphasize that the combination of abducens nerve palsy and ipsilateral postganglionic Horner syndrome may indicate a lesion located within the posterior portion of the cavernous sinus or in its vicinity. Moreover, this is the first reported case of uterine cervical cancer with intra-cavernous sinus metastasis.
Internal Medicine 02/2009; 48(16):1457-60. DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.48.2319 · 0.90 Impact Factor