Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 2

Otogenic Sinus Thrombosis with Air Embolism - A Case Report

Andrej Florjan* and Blaž Maver

Department of Otorhinolaryngolgoy and Cervicofacial Surgery, General Hospital Celje, Slovenia

*Corresponding Author: Andrej Florjan, Department of Otorhinolaryngolgoy and Cervicofacial Surgery, General Hospital Celje, Slovenia.

Received: November 24, 2021; Published: January 28, 2022


Cerebral venous air embolism (CVAE) is an extremely rare clinical entity, usually associated with certain iatrogenic procedures. To the best of our knowledge there are no reported cases of ear-related cerebral venous air embolism in the up-to-date literature. However, although quite uncommon in the antibiotic era, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a well known intracranial complication of otitis media. We are presenting a clinical case of a 53-year-old male patient who was treated at our department and was diagnosed with both of these rare conditions. Possible mechanisms that could contribute to the clinical presentation will be discussed and literature briskly reviewed. As the infections in the head and neck region account for only a minority of all cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) cases, other risk factors must be taken into consideration.

Keywords: Sinus Thrombosis; Cranial Sinus Thrombosis; Middle Ear Effusion; Air Embolism; Embolism, Gas


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Citation: Andrej Florjan and Blaž Maver. “Otogenic Sinus Thrombosis with Air Embolism - A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.2 (2022): 49-52.


Copyright: © 2022 Andrej Florjan and Blaž Maver. 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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