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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After spinaltap they forgot take the opening pressure. MRV done, had Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Is CVST discard the possibility of IH?
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
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 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
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
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
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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