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What is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Clotting in a vein: This is a situation where a large series of veins at the base of the skull, just behind the eyes clot off and block blood flow out of the brain. This can lead to a stroke, prominent eye(x) and it is a serious condition.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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