Chong Hyuk CHUNG, Myeung Su LEE, Changhoon LEE

Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, South Korea

Keywords: Cavernous sinus thrombosis, neurovascular Behçet's disease, Tolosa-Hunt-like syndrome


Behçet’s disease (BD) is a rare, chronic, auto-inflammatory disorder of unknown origin. Mucocutaneous lesions and pan-uveitis constitute the hallmark of BD. Additionally, vessels of all sizes and types are affected. In this article, we report a 53-year-old female patient diagnosed with neurovascular BD with diplopia, ipsilateral headache and ophthalmoplegia associated with cavernous sinus thrombosis, leading to Tolosa-Hunt-like syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with complicated cavernous sinus thrombosis in BD.

Citation: Chung CH, Lee MS, Lee C. Neurovascular Behçet’s Disease Presenting With Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis: A Rare Case of Assumed Tolosa-Hunt-Like Syndrome. Arch Rheumatol 2020;35(1):128-131.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

This study was supported by Wonkwang University grant in 2018.