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Sphenoid sinusitis complicated by extensive septic thrombosis after coiling of a ruptured intracranial aneurism
  1. Robin Baudouin1,
  2. Jean-Pierre Guichard2,
  3. Philippe Herman1,3 and
  4. Benjamin Verillaud1,3
  1. 1Otorhinolaryngology, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
  2. 2Neuroradiology, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
  3. 3Inserm U1141, Université de Paris, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Benjamin Verillaud; benjamin.verillaud{at}


We report here the case of a 40-year-old man who presented with sphenoid sinusitis complicated by jugular and cerebral venous thrombosis and intracranial infection 6 weeks after coiling of an anterior choroidal artery aneurysm. The pathogeny of this unusual and severe complication is discussed.

  • ear
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • empyema
  • nosocomial infections
  • infection (neurology)
  • interventional radiology

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  • Contributors RB and BV wrote the manuscript. JPG and PH edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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