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What is Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

What is Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

  • Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by severe headaches and paralysis and weakness of eye muscles.
  • Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: An idiopathic syndrome characterized by the formation of granulation tissue in the anterior cavernous sinus or superior orbital fissure, producing a painful ophthalmoplegia. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p271)
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome:

Broader types of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome:

How serious is Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Complications of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see complications of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

What causes Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Causes of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see causes of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome?

Symptoms of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see symptoms of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

Complications of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see complications of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

Onset of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: usually 5th decade

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome.
Treatments for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see treatments for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome
Research for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: see research for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

Main name of condition: Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome:

ophthalmoplegia dolorsa, painful ophthalmoplegia, THS, Ophthalmoplegia, painful, Nonspecific inflammation of the cavernous sinus or superior orbital fissure

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome:


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