The conundrum of a resolving cavernous sinus syndrome

  • Lauren Maxine Ford University of the Witwatersrand
Keywords: cavernous sinus syndrome


A middle-aged lady who presented with headaches and sudden onset of left cavernous sinus syndrome was found to have a left persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) on scans. The syndrome uniquely resolved spontaneously after a few days. Vascular variations in the region of the cavernous sinus should be actively sought in cross-sectional imaging performed for cavernous sinus syndrome.

Author Biography

Lauren Maxine Ford, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Neurosurgery, University of the Witwatersrand

How to Cite
Ford, L. (2019). The conundrum of a resolving cavernous sinus syndrome. South African Journal of Surgery, 57(2), 67. Retrieved from
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