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Doctor insights on: Cavernous Venous Sinus Thrombosis

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What are those conditions that can mimic Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

What are those conditions that can mimic Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

See below: Typically, presentation similar to stroke with focal weakness, numbness, imbalance, but on occasion such a problem is associated with increased intracranial pressure due to pseudo tumor cerebri. If you have such issues, you do need expert neurological care. ...Read more

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Could you have venous sinus thrombosis coming and going for 3 years without treatment?

Could you have venous sinus thrombosis coming and going for 3 years without treatment?

More information: were you diagnosed with it? if you have any symptoms, you will need to be seen by a physician and get the appropriate imaging. ...Read more

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I would like to know about cerebral vein thrombosis venous sinus thrombosis?

Cerebral vein thromb: It is formation of blood clots in cerebral veins/venous sinuses in brain. It could cause altered mental status or hemiplegia or stroke. In severe cases it needs open thrombectomy or thrombolytic therapy. If there are any seizures then it needs anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more

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I had shingles on the back of my head and then 2 weeks later, i spent 2 weeks in intensive care with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Connection?

I had shingles on the back of my head and then 2 weeks later, i spent 2 weeks in intensive care with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.  Connection?

Hard to say: There may in fact be an underlying causation creating susceptibility to both, and one might consider an immune mediated process or even, something like one of the antiphospholipid antibody syndromes. However, the shingles did not cause the venous thrombosis. Yet, the two items signal some general pathology, and worthwhile to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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The MRI detected the venous sinus thrombosis however the CT scan did not? Why not? The MRI did not detect the swollen optic nerves, why not? Thanks

The MRI detected the venous sinus thrombosis however the CT scan did not?  Why not?  The MRI did not detect the swollen optic nerves, why not? Thanks

Different techniques: Mri are better at seeing some soft tissue features; ct is better at bones and other soft tissue features like edema (swelling). The 2 techniques are complementary. That's why you got both. The fact that it isn't seen on one doesn't negate the fact that it was seen on the other. Example: if you misplace your keys and can't find them with sunglasses but do with bifocals, are they found? ...Read more

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What is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

What is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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. ...Read more

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What is a cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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What is a cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Blood clot: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is when a blood clot is in the cavernous sinus [which is a cavity at the base of the brain a vein, nerves and other structures]. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection that has spread and can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

What are the tests for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Brain scans: Usually this is diagnosed by a cat scan or MRI of the brain, either of which would be quite accurate in diagnosis this condition. ...Read more

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How does having cavernous sinus thrombosis change things?

How does having cavernous sinus thrombosis change things?

Might and might not: Cavernous sinus thrombosis can cause many symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, cranial nerve dysfunction and other problems. Some persons will have almost no symptoms. Hopefully when the thrombosis resolves, there will be no additional difficulties. ...Read more

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How to find out if I have that cavernous sinus thrombosis thing?

How to find out if I have that cavernous sinus thrombosis thing?

CST: A cavernous sinus thrombosis usually causes a significant amount of pain. If you think you have a cst, you should get checked by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My son has cavernous sinus thrombosis. What is it, in a nutshell?

My son has cavernous sinus thrombosis. What is it, in a nutshell?

Blood Clot: Thrombosis means a condition of having a blood clot somewhere. Cavernous sinus is a "type of vein" found in the brain. An infection that occurs in structures around the cavernous sinus (sinus infection) can cause a blood clot to form. Some veins, arteries and nerves "run through" this area (see diagram). A blood clot can intefere with these structures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus thrombosis?

What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus thrombosis?

CST: A cavernous sinus thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot within the cavernous sinus (which is a normal cavity at the base of the brain). The symptoms include a painful headache, a decrease or loss of vision, difficulty moving the eyes around, or stiff neck. There are other things that your doctor can check for, also. If you suspect you are having a cst, you should get checked by your dr. ...Read more

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Im a teen. How will having cavernous sinus thrombosis mess up my health later in life?

Im a teen. How will having cavernous sinus thrombosis mess up my health later in life?

Do not know: Without knowing whether it produced neurologic changes, whether it was unilateral or bilateral, whether other intracranial sinuses were also involved, what the underlying cause and the bacterial etiology it is difficult to predict long-term effects. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Yes: Most cases of cavernous sinus thrombosis are due to infection by a bacteria called staph aureus (70%), so antibiotics (high dose iv) are the first line of treatment and are highly effective. Sometime, surgery is needed to drain the infection. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more