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Dr. James Chapman
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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 sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

Brain aneurysm: A cavernous aneurysm is a common finding that if truly cavernous, indicates that it is located outside of the brain and generally carries a benign prognosis. It may be of concern if it gets sufficiently large (usually > 1.5 cm) and presses on important nerves. Treatment is usually endovascular, including now flow diverting devices. Smaller cavernous aneurysms are usually managed conservatively. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

Cavernous tumor: Various tumors may affect the cavernous sinus such as meningiomas, schwannomas, invasive pituitary tumors, chordomas. ...Read more

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What is a cavernous sinus thrombosis?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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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 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 sort of disease is cellulitis?

What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors treat a carotid cavernous fistula?

What kind of doctors treat a carotid cavernous fistula?

Neurosurgeon: This is a direct connection between the carotid artery and the low pressure venous system in the cavernous sinus. It can cause significant dysfunction of cranial nerves, cause swelling of veins in the upper face and eye surface, and is in fact very dangerous and requires immediate attention from a neurosurgeon to prevent permanent damage or even death. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

Vascular: I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

A general term: All diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, can be divided into acute (new) or chronic (on-going). A medical aphorism is "to treat acute problems acutely and chronic problems chronically". Think of the difference as a "sprint" vs a "marathon." urgent problems may require immediate attention, although not all acute cv disorders are serious. ...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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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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MRI brain find: presence of a persistent trigeminal artery and hypoplasia of the basilar artery? What is this I read its very rare & cause aneurysm?

MRI brain find: presence of a persistent trigeminal artery and hypoplasia of the basilar artery? What is this I read its very rare & cause aneurysm?

Dodged a bullet: Persistent Trigeminal art. is associated with aneurysm in 14%, likely on a congenital basis. If one does not exist, it is unlikely to develop. http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/jns.1971.35.5.0601 Association does not prove causality, but we don't understand the embryology well enough to know the causes of aneurysms. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery anomaly?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery anomaly?

Congenital defect: There are multiple congenital abnormalities involving the origin or anatomy of the coronary arteries. Some are benign, others require surgical repair. Undiagnosed coronary artery anomalies may result sudden cardiac death in sports. Fortunately, serious abnormalities occur in less than 1 % of births. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coronary artery disease?

What sort of disease is coronary artery disease?

Atherosclerosis: Atheromatous plaque formation due to cholestrol deposits is the commenst form of coronary artery disease. It can lead to heart attacks and death. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of bacterial origin, but could also be due to a viral or fungal infection as well. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, foul odor from the nose, cough, facial or upper teeth pain, and a "sinus" headache. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is sinus disease?

Dx of the sinuses: Not to be facetious, but the term simply means some disease involving the sinuses. Most commonly it refers to inflammation of the sinuses or "sinusitis" which can be viral or bacterial, and acute or chronic. Chronic sinus disease may require long term antibiotic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

Serious: It means a tear in the coronary arterial wall and almost always leads to sudden cessation of vital blood flow to the heart muscle ie. A heart attack. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasms or vasospastic angina or variant angina are acute and sudden muscular contraction with occlusion of the blood vessels of the heart which produces heart attack like symptoms (angina pectoris). ...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


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Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis (Definition)

A formation of a blood clot within the large vein at the base of the brain. Typically related to infection, but may be spontaneous. The symptoms include severe headache, blurred vision and ...Read more