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

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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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

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 more

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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 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 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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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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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

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


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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis is also known as Blood clot. Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more