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Cavernous Venous Sinus Thrombosis
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
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
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
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
PERHAPS THIS : Mri probably is far better with brain lesions and cat superior for bone pathology. That said, likely without ct-angio or venogram, MRI better shot for venous thrombosis, and should have imaged optic nerves also more better. Maybe depends on whether read by neuroradiologist. Long and short, MRI is best choice for evaluation of specific brain lesions of all kinds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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