cavernous sinus

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Noun1.cavernous sinus - either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavitycavernous sinus - either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavity
venous sinus, sinus - a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel
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The "Tolosa-Hunt protocol" was applied in all patients, and the cavernous sinuses, orbital apices, and orbits were evaluated.
10) These blind spots include cerebral sulci, dural sinuses, orbits, cavernous sinuses, clivus, Meckel's cave, the brain stem, skull base and parapharyngeal soft tissues.
Ethmoid sinuses are adjacent to the cavernous sinuses, situated at the base of the brain, which drain deoxygenated blood from the brain back to the heart.
Orbital canal, superior orbital fissure and cavernous sinuses are located in the retroorbital area and anatomically related to each other.
The patient was found to have a soft-tissue mass in the posterior nasal cavity with extension through the floor of the sella turcica, the sphenoid sinuses, cavernous sinuses, and suprasellar region.