Do people with cavernous sinus tumor have a lot of pain?

The Cav. Sinus. Is near many important structuers (pituitary, optic chiasm) and many cranial nerves controlling eye function and motion pass through it. It is eye movement issues that are the most troubling. Pain is not usual a key factor, and usually can be controlled with meds and treatment.
Sometimes. It really depends on each person, the size and location of the tumor, and other factors.

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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...
Usually the. Tumors mentioned by dr chung invade the cav sinus. In addition, infections may cause a syndrome affecting the motor nerves to the eye that pass through the sinus as well as sensory and some motor actions of the 5th cranial nerve. Read more...

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

Various tumor types. The cavernous sinus is a venous sinus on both sides of the pituitary fossa, a complex area wherein the cranial nerves controlling eye movements, facial sensation/movement pass. The carotid artery also passes through this area. There are a variety of tumor types that can arise in this area ranging from benign/slow growing tumors-meningiomas /schwannomas to metastatic cancers. Treatment varies. Read more...
An important place. The cavernous sinus is a part of the system that drains blood from your brain. It drains blood from many of the deep veins. It is important because many vital structures run through it, including your carotid arteries and the nerves that control your eye movements and pupil reflexes. A tumor in this area can affect these vital structures. Read more...
Tumor. The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind each eye). These venous structures have walls and have nerves that run through them. When these lakes become involved with tumors, patient's can have dysfunction of these nerves (diploplia, facial sensation changes, and eye pain / visual loss). Read more...

I work really hard to help my kids stay active and eat right. Now one has a diagnosis of cavernous sinus tumor. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect overall health?

Healthy nutrition. The typical american diet is inflammatory. Scientist are beginning to study the original human diet which consists of lean meats, fish, vegetables, nuts and berries. Called the ancestral diet, this diet is non-inflammatory and is being shown to be healthy. Although it is tricky to manage our children's diets, there is now a book that may be of help called paleo pals. Read more...

When a girl has cavernous sinus tumor, what are the effects?

Depends. This depends on the type of tumor and its size. The symptoms may include double vision and facial pain. There may also be a component of headache or pain behind the eye. Read more...

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called cavernous sinus tumor. What is that?

A skull base tumor. The cavernous sinus is a large vein sinus draining venous blood from the brain. It is located on the base of the skull just behind each eye. The sinus contains important nerves for eye movement (the third and fourth cranial nerves), and for facial sensation (the first and second branches of the fifth cranial nerve). It also surrounds the carotid artery. Different tumors can grown within the sinus. Read more...
The cavernous. Sinus location is exactly as dr oro defines, it can be affected by infectio, extrinsic masses (pituitary tumors, meningiomas, aneurysm). The cranial nerves moving the eye (iii, IV but not vi, and two branches of the vth nerve pass through it, and their functional loss is what brings it to attention! Read more...