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Medicine For 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 more
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
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 more
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 more
No self treatment: A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient?! he will consult with a neurosurgeon. ...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 more
If left untreated does a residue of an adenoma in the cavernous sinus lead to any untoward effects ? What complications might follow gamma knife usag
See your surgeon: These are questions best left to you and your surgeon. ...Read more
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
Variable: Meningiomas have a spectrum of progression from extremely indolent (slow-growing) to rapidly progressive. The pace of any tumor can be judged its previous growth rate, a pace which holds true unless an unlikely malignant transformation occurs. Microsurgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery (such as gamma knife) can be utilized. ...Read more
An abnormal artery: It is description of an occasional (abnormal ) artery that arises from intracranial part of carotid artery in cavernous sinus supply mostly to tentorial part of meninges . If a meningeal tumor (meningioma ) has to be removed will give technical difficulty to remove it . ...Read more
What sort of issues would a partially fatty lesion in left cavernous sinus cause? Could it throw off my equilibrium? What do I do? Get it removed?
See specialist : The cavernous sinus is a small area in the center of your head through which some of the cranial nerves pass. A mass there may or may not cause symptoms. It's best to see a neurosurgeon or a skull base surgeon to decide whether anything needs to be done. ...Read more
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
Not usually: Aneurysms of the cavernous sinus may cause symptoms from compression of the nerves which control eye movement, or compression of the nerves which supply sensation of the face. Once these symptoms occur, they are unlikely to go away without treatment of the aneurysm. These aneurysms are unlikely to resolve on their own. If it is causing symptoms, it probably should be treated. ...Read more
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My sister says she has cavernous sinus aneurysm. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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
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
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