Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 4 Issue 1

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome Masquerading Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Hemendra Kumar Mangal*

Consultant and Chief Surgical Oncology Division, LHDM and Prem Cancer Hospital, Panipat, Ex Resident of JIPMER, Puducherry, India

*Corresponding Author: Hemendra Kumar Mangal, Consultant and Chief Surgical Oncology Division, LHDM and Prem Cancer Hospital, Panipat, Ex Resident of JIPMER, Puducherry, India.

Received: November 10, 2022; Published: December 28, 2022


Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is characterized by painful opthalmoplegia of idiopathic nature in the absence of any obvious etiology. Numerous pathological conditions may produce Tolosa-Hunt like clinical features, so its diagnosis is of exclusion. This condition is extremely responsive to steroid therapy. Burkitt lymphoma is a very aggressive disease. Though very rare, it may present with Tolosa-Hunt like features. If suspected, early diagnosis and treatment is warranted. Here we are presenting a rare case of Burkitt lymphoma in old age patient which was mimicking Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. The neurological findings were explained by a lymphomatous infiltration of the cavernous sinus. As part of this report, the diagnostic criteria for Tolosa-Hunt syndrome and Burkitt’s lymphoma is reviewed, and updated recommendations are presented.

Keywords: Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome; Burkitt Lymphoma; Painful Opthalmoplegia


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Citation: Hemendra Kumar Mangal. “Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome Masquerading Burkitt’s Lymphoma". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.1 (2023): 49-52.

Copyright: © 2022 Hemendra Kumar Mangal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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