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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

April 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 4

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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis In A Patient With Facial Myiasis

Carlos Augusto Ferreira Alves, DDS, MSc/Ophir Ribeiro Jr, DDS, MSc/Alexandre Meireles Borba, DDS, MSc/Annelise Nazareth Cunha Ribeiro, DDS/Jayro Guimarăes Jr, DDS, PhD

PMID: 20305859

Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a severe encephalic complication of the cervicofacial infections that can lead to death if not treated in adequate time. Among the several etiologies related to the development of this infection, myiasis has not been reported, enforcing the importance of the report of a case of thrombosis of the cavernous sinus developed from a facial myiasis. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:e72–e74)

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