cavernous sinus


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Related to cavernous sinus: Cavernous sinus thrombosis, cavernous sinus syndrome
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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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Next, cautious, steady, and continuous traction was exerted on the intracranial part of the tumor lateral to the sphenoid sinus in close relation to the cavernous sinus, and the tumor was excised.
1-3) Mycotic aneurysms may occur secondary to an inflammatory process involving the middle ear cavity and eustachian tube (1) or, as we showed in a recent report, (5) from a direct extension from the cavernous sinus.
Spread of untreated infection from the abscess can lead to a number of dangerous complications, including orbital cellulitis, meningitis, subarachnoid empyema, intracranial abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and sepsis.
Complete resection was impossible because of the involvement of the skull base and cavernous sinus.
The bones of the sella turcica and orbit were extensively eroded, and the cavernous sinus and ICA were compressed and displaced upward.
Efforts to remove tumor extensions outside the nasal cavity and sinuses were limited because of the degree of intracranial invasion, and the patient required adjuvant radiation therapy for the remaining tumor in the inferior orbit, middle cranial fossa, and cavernous sinus.
Pituitary abscesses can occur as sequelae of sepsis, extension of sinusitis, sphenoid osteomyelitis, cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis and meningitis.
Percutaneous transfemoral embolization of an indirect carotid-cavernous fistula with cortical venous access to the cavernous sinus.
While any of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd-order oculosympathetic neurons may be involved, the co-existence of cerebral, brainstem, spinal cord, brachial plexus, carotid, cavernous sinus or orbital signs aid enormously in localisation of lesions.
Subsequently, a right frontotemporal craniotomy with creation of a bone flap, microscope-assisted decompression, and subtotal removal of the right cavernous sinus tumor were performed.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is the term collectively used to include clots not only of the sagittal sinus but also of the cavernous sinus and parietooccipital regions.
The late Professor Leonard Malis, one of the best neurosurgeons of the century, wrote in the year 2000, 'The Gamma Knife procedure has forced reluctant neurosurgeons to consider major changes in classic thinking about the proper care of many illnesses, including vascular malformations, cavernous sinus meningiomas and acoustic neurinomas.

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