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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

Cavernous tumor: Various tumors may affect the cavernous sinus such as meningiomas, schwannomas, invasive pituitary tumors, chordomas. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus tumor?

What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus tumor?

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

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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?

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

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Do people with cavernous sinus tumor have a lot of pain?

Do people with cavernous sinus tumor have a lot of pain?

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

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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called cavernous sinus tumor. What is that?

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called cavernous sinus tumor. What is that?

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

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When a girl has cavernous sinus tumor, what are the effects?

When a girl has cavernous sinus tumor, what are the effects?

Depends: This depends on the type of tumor and its size. The symptoms may include double vision and facial pain. There may also be a component of headache or pain behind the eye. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cavernous sinus tumor?

No self treatment: A doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient?! he will consult with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gamma knife radiation to the cavernous sinus cavity & pituitary gland due to an invasive atch secreting tumor?

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

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What is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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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How long do people with a cavernous sinus meningioma live?

How long do people with a cavernous sinus meningioma live?

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

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What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

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

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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?

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

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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

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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Do symptoms like cavernous sinus aneurysm go away quickly?

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 brother was diagnosed with cavernous sinus aneurysm. Any tips or suggestions for him?

My brother was diagnosed with cavernous sinus aneurysm. Any tips or suggestions for him?

Neurosurgeon: Needs to see patient and films to see if treatment needed. Coil embolization may be possible. ...Read more

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My sister says she has cavernous sinus aneurysm. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has cavernous sinus aneurysm. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe: Cerebral aneurysms can be hereditary. If more than one person in your family has an aneurysm you are at increased risk. If people in your family have polycystic kidney disease or elhers-danlos syndrome you are at significant risk. Mra and cta are good screening tools. ...Read more

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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What is a cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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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 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

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What sort of disease is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

What sort of disease is cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Cavernous sinus clot: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a blood clot in the cavernous sinus, usu from infection. Symptoms of bulging eyes, droopy eyelids, headache, vision loss, eye muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cavernous sinus thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of cavernous sinus thrombosis?

The symptoms of Cavernous sinus thrombosis include:: Eye muscle paralysis, Fever, Headache, Generalized seizures in adults, Swelling around eyes, Confusion, Drowsiness, Coma, Stiff neck. ...Read more

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My son has cavernous sinus thrombosis. What is it, in a nutshell?

My son has cavernous sinus thrombosis. What is it, in a nutshell?

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

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Is there a cure for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Is there a cure for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Yes: Most cases of cavernous sinus thrombosis are due to infection by a bacteria called staph aureus (70%), so antibiotics (high dose iv) are the first line of treatment and are highly effective. Sometime, surgery is needed to drain the infection. ...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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How to find out if I have that cavernous sinus thrombosis thing?

How to find out if I have that cavernous sinus thrombosis thing?

CST: A cavernous sinus thrombosis usually causes a significant amount of pain. If you think you have a cst, you should get checked by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Cavernous Sinus Tumor (Definition)

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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"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