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Cavernous sinus syndrome with pachymeningitis
  1. Mazen Sabah1,
  2. Babajide O Olubaniyi2,
  3. Alexander D Spiers2,
  4. Nicholas J Gutowski1
  1. 1Neurology Department, The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon, UK
  2. 2Radiology Department, The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mazen Sabah, Neurology Department, The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW, UK; m3sab3{at}gmail.com

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