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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Ann Murchison
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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis (Definition)

Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a formation of a blood clot within the cavernous sinus (large vein at the base of the brain). Typically related to infection, but may be spontaneous. The symptoms include severe headache, blurred vision and orbital swelling, double vision. Treatment depends on the reason for thrombosis and may include antibiotics in case of ...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