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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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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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 Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

What Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

Neurologist: A neurologist could uncover cause and treat with medication to reverse and prevent further progression. ...Read more

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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 is sagittal sinus thrombosis?

Blood clot in brain: Blood clot within the major venous drainage of the brain, presenting with headache, seizures, weakness of arms/legs, abnormal vision. Causes include those with tendency to form blood clots (thrombophilia), infection, injury, and diagnosis found with mri. ...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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Venous sinus thrombosis after whiplash possible?

Venous sinus thrombosis after whiplash  possible?

If just whiplash,: Virtually impossible to occur. But if head trauma open or closed head injury, may be a consequence. ...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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Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?

NO: Of course, if you have reasons for thrombosis, or bad head trauma, you, like others could have such issues, but so far, you provide no reason to worry. ...Read more

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What conditions apart from chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (ccsvi) require ijv angioplasty?

What conditions apart from chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (ccsvi) require ijv angioplasty?

Few: Aside from ccsvi angioplasty of the central veins is most commonly done to relieve narrowings caused by previous intrumentation (central lines, dialysis access, pacemakers, etc). In the ijv it is usually done to restore or improve access for insertion of a central venous catheter of some sort. Tumors can also narrow the central veins to the point where dilation is needed. ...Read more

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Hello doc ... could deep vein thrombosis cause myocardial infarction ?

No: But it can cause pulmonary embolism or migration of the clots to lungs. Clinically sometimes hard to differentiate, totally different conditions otherwise. ...Read more

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Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 

1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Unclear: certainly a nasal injury can cause problems. Bumping one's nose or having an airbag hit it is a common cause of nasal injuries/sinus problems but would expect to see an injury if it is there. ...Read more

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Could thrombosis of the cranial venus sinuses be the cause of worsening 4year Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and neck ear and sinus pain?

Venous sinus : The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains into the venous sinuses. Thrombosis of venous sinuses are likely to slow or impair CSF absorption which is likely to be associated with intracranial hypertension or worsening of this latter condition if present ...Read more

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Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. If symptoms of sinus infection persist or are associated with severe headache weakness or numbness of arms legs or other neurological symptoms you should consult a doctor of evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can cortical venous thrombosis be cured?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What is a carotid cavernous fistula?

Link artery to vein: The carotid artery, the main supply to the head, can establish a direct connection to the veins in the cavernous sinus lead to pronounced elevation of pressure in the veins which will dilate throughout the front of the head and can lead to a deadly leak. If you suspect this you need to see your doctor immediately (or an er) to get treatment. ...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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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis (Definition)

A condition in which a blood clot forms in the large vein at the ...Read more