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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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Thrombosis (Definition)

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