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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Could you have venous sinus thrombosis coming and going for 3 years without treatment?

Could you have venous sinus thrombosis coming and going for 3 years without treatment?

More information: Were you diagnosed with it? If you have any symptoms, you will need to be seen by a physician and get the appropriate imaging. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sagittal sinus thrombosis?

What is the treatment for sagittal sinus thrombosis?

Coumadin (warfarin): Sagittal sinus thrombosis is often treated with blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Can it cause a stroke to me? What the best treatment for it? Now im on lovenox 2x0.6.

I was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Can it cause a stroke to me? What the best treatment for it? Now im on lovenox 2x0.6.

Possible: If it has not already caused stroke then it is not likely because now you are under treatment. Stay with treatment as long as your neurologist recommends ...Read more

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Which treatments for cavernous sinus thrombosis are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for cavernous sinus thrombosis are most cost-effective?

Life-threatening: Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a life-threatening medical condition requiring heroic efforts to save the patient. It is a blood clot in a vein at the base of the brain caused by bacterial infection. It requires intravenous antibiotics administered in an intensive care setting. Sometimes surgery is required to save the life. Cost cannot be contained in this situation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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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 often do sinus thrombosis episodes occur?

How often do sinus thrombosis episodes occur?

Rare: Studies show 3-4/million population. Usually in third decade of life, female moreso than male. Autopsy in elderly 9%. ...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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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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What is cavernous sinus thrombosis and can you get rid of it?

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

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My father was diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Should I be worried for him?

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

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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?

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

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What is a cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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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?

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

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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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Help docs! My friend has cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Help docs! My friend has cavernous sinus thrombosis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Sagittal sinus thrombosis?

Sagittal Sinus: Thrombosis= thrombosis (clot) involving one of the sagittal sinuses, venous channels draining the brain that extend front to back over the top of the brain (superior sag sinus) or more inferiorly (inferior sag sinus). ...Read more

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What are those conditions that can mimic Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

What are those conditions that can mimic Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

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

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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

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Just diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

Just diagnosed with cavernous sinus thrombosis. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

V. serious condition: Usually due to infection of ethnoid sphenoid or maxillary sinuses or skin around the eyes/nose. There is obstruction of the ophthalmic veins leading to proptosis (bulging of the eyes) and edema of the lids. There may be vision loss, loss of eye movement and pain around the eye. Pts require high dose IV antibiotic. If diabetic need to r/o mucormycosis and orbital cellulitis. ...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?

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

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

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

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

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. Qamar Khan
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more