Doctor insights on:
Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis In Children
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
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
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
I have antiphospholipid syndrome, I had a sagital sinus thrombosis 1 yr ago, for the past 4 weeks I've had severe earpain, not treatable with antibiotic?
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
Cavernous sinus thro: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is situation where large draining veins at the base of the brain have become clotted. The severity of disease is related to much thrombosis has occurred. In the more severe cases it can be treated with drugs that help prevent the clots from forming. ...Read more
See below: Typically, presentation similar to stroke with focal weakness, numbness, imbalance, but on occasion such a problem is associated with increased intracranial pressure due to pseudo tumor cerebri. If you have such issues, you do need expert neurological care. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a venus sinus thrombosis and I'm taking coumadin (warfarin). Before that I ordered a custom corset. Can I wear it at least to try it on?
Unknown risk: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is the presence of a blood clot in the veins that drain blood from the brain. There are many conditions that can predispose to this condition, which can be crippling and even life threatening. The effect of wearing a corset has been debated in the literature. Some feel that it can cause changes in the function of internal organs, others do not. So why do it? ...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
CST: A cavernous sinus thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot within the cavernous sinus (which is a normal cavity at the base of the brain). The symptoms include a painful headache, a decrease or loss of vision, difficulty moving the eyes around, or stiff neck. There are other things that your doctor can check for, also. If you suspect you are having a cst, you should get checked by your dr. ...Read more
Do not know: Without knowing whether it produced neurologic changes, whether it was unilateral or bilateral, whether other intracranial sinuses were also involved, what the underlying cause and the bacterial etiology it is difficult to predict long-term effects. ...Read more
1. Clots, 2. Yes: Blood clots occurring in a venous complex in the skull basis constituting the cavernous, do arise from a variety of causes. Symptoms can include protruding eyeball, double vision, blinds, headache, "dizziness", stroke and death. If not dead, antithrombotic agents or other anticoagulants can speed reversal of the clot, which often may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
Yes: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is often a complication of infection elsewhere in the head, sinuses or orbit of the eye. It can be extremely severe and life-threatening if not managed quickly and appropriately. It is an uncommon condition and one should be certain of the diagnosis since other conditions may mimic this. ...Read more
Diagnosed with IIH 3 years ago - LPs and MRIs. Flare ups BAD symptoms continue at least monthly. Worried it's chronic Dural sinus thrombosis. Likely?
Please repost: Please repost and include the answer to your question given to you by the doctor who is treating you; or, if you have not asked your treating physician this question, please explain why not. ...Read more