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What exactly do the cavernous sinuses do?
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Big blood vessel
The cavernous sinuses are actually not the stereotypical sinuses that most people talk about.
If you have sinusitis, you will have inflammation of your paranasal sinuses. The cavernous sinus is a collection of veins just outside your brain. It is associated with important nerves and the carotid artery. In general it collects blood from the brain and helps send it back to the heart.

In brief: Big blood vessel
The cavernous sinuses are actually not the stereotypical sinuses that most people talk about.
If you have sinusitis, you will have inflammation of your paranasal sinuses. The cavernous sinus is a collection of veins just outside your brain. It is associated with important nerves and the carotid artery. In general it collects blood from the brain and helps send it back to the heart.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
In brief: Cavernous sinus
The cavernous sinuses are at the base of the skull and are a space where the brain drains venous blood plus nerves that control your eye movements also travel through.

In brief: Cavernous sinus
The cavernous sinuses are at the base of the skull and are a space where the brain drains venous blood plus nerves that control your eye movements also travel through.
Dr. James Goodrich
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