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How Would A Doctor Treat Himself If He Had Cavernous Sinus Tumor
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
Tumor: The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind each eye). These venous structures have walls and have nerves that run through them. When these lakes become involved with tumors, patient's can have dysfunction of these nerves (diploplia, facial sensation changes, and eye pain / visual loss). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The Cav. Sinus: Is near many important structuers (pituitary, optic chiasm) and many cranial nerves controlling eye function and motion pass through it. It is eye movement issues that are the most troubling. Pain is not usual a key factor, and usually can be controlled with meds and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cavernous: Sinus location is exactly as dr oro defines, it can be affected by infectio, extrinsic masses (pituitary tumors, meningiomas, aneurysm). The cranial nerves moving the eye (iii, IV but not vi, and two branches of the vth nerve pass through it, and their functional loss is what brings it to attention! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work really hard to help my kids stay active and eat right. Now one has a diagnosis of cavernous sinus tumor. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect overall health?
Healthy nutrition: The typical american diet is inflammatory. Scientist are beginning to study the original human diet which consists of lean meats, fish, vegetables, nuts and berries. Called the ancestral diet, this diet is non-inflammatory and is being shown to be healthy. Although it is tricky to manage our children's diets, there is now a book that may be of help called paleo pals. ...Read more
Can radiation to the cavernous sinus cause thrombosis? Concerns with this area of radiation for hormone secreting tumors? Is radiation debilitating?
It may: See a competent radiation oncologist to find out what radiation is available in henderson - or seek another opinion in la. ...Read more
What are the effects of gamma knife radiation to the cavernous sinus cavity & pituitary gland due to an invasive atch secreting tumor?
Possible scarring: Pituitary adenomas are nearly always benign tumors, but can be quite locally destructive or infiltrative, making them difficult to remove from all of the nooks and crannies of the region. Radiation provides a way of controlling the growth. Cavernous sinus isn't usually affected, although rare thrombosis can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?
V. serious condition: Usually due to infection of ethnoid sphenoid or maxillary sinuses or skin around the eyes/nose. There is obstruction of the ophthalmic veins leading to proptosis (bulging of the eyes) and edema of the lids. There may be vision loss, loss of eye movement and pain around the eye. Pts require high dose IV antibiotic. If diabetic need to r/o mucormycosis and orbital cellulitis. ...Read more
Ihave effected cavernous sinus thromboss mucor fungus positive.Doctor adviced me inj anphoteracin b.Pls advice me altenate of injection.Regards.?
Severe headache, blurry vision, stiff neck. Ct scan normal. ER doc felt confident. Could A CT scan have missed a cavernous sinus thrombosis?
It depends: on the technical parameters of the scan. If it was performed without IV contrast or performed as a "routine" head CT not specifically tailored to look for cavernous sinus thrombosis, yes. CST is a clinical diagnosis, so if there was no clinical suspicion, there would be no reason to tailor the CT scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.
Brain aneurysm: A cavernous aneurysm is a common finding that if truly cavernous, indicates that it is located outside of the brain and generally carries a benign prognosis. It may be of concern if it gets sufficiently large (usually > 1.5 cm) and presses on important nerves. Treatment is usually endovascular, including now flow diverting devices. Smaller cavernous aneurysms are usually managed conservatively. ...Read more
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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
The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind each eye). These venous structures have walls and have nerves that run through them. When these lakes become involved with tumors, patient's can have dysfunction of these nerves (diploplia, facial sensation changes, and eye ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more