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What is sagittal sinus thrombosis?

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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can an MRI WITHOUT contrast rule out a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis? I had an MRI without contrast and it was negative. 100% certainty? Help

Can an MRI WITHOUT contrast rule out a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis? I had an MRI without contrast and it was negative. 100% certainty? Help

Nearly 100%: It depends on the quality of the images, but if the correct sequences were performed (namely time of flight) then it is very close to 100% certainty. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post pregnancy sagittal sinus thrombosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post pregnancy sagittal sinus thrombosis?

See below: A sagittal sinus thrombosis is a blood clot within a vein that drains blood out of the brain. Pregnancy increases the risk of blood clotting due to changes in hormones and other factors related to the pregnancy. So 'post pregnancy' means the cause of the blood clot is thought to be related to the increased clotting risk associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Thrombosis (Definition)

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