From the Federation of Clinical Neurosciences, Neurology, Bordeaux (Drs. Foubert-Samier, Sibon, Tison); and Service de Radiotherapie, Radiotherapy, Bordeaux, France (Dr. Maire).
Long-Term Cure of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome After Low-Dose Focal
Article first published online: 5 APR 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 389–391, April 2005
How to Cite
Foubert-Samier, A., Sibon, I., Maire, J.-P. and Tison, F. (2005), Long-Term Cure of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome After Low-Dose Focal. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 389–391. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05077_5.x
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2005
- Accepted for publication December 1, 2004.
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) is a rare cause of painful ophtalmoplegia due to chronic granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus. While corticoids are the treatment of reference, corticodependence and corticoresistance are frequent, hence radiotherapy has been proposed as an alternative treatment. We report a case of long-term improvement (8 years) of THS after low-dose (20 Gy) radiotherapy in a patient with recurrences and corticodependence.