cavernous sinus thrombosis


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cavernous sinus thrombosis

a syndrome, usually secondary to infections near the eye or nose, characterized by orbital edema, venous congestion of the eye, and palsy of the nerves supplying the extraocular muscles. The infection may spread to involve the cerebrospinal fluid and meninges. Treatment involves antibiotics and sometimes anticoagulants.
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Cavernous sinus thrombosis

cavernous sinus thrombosis

A serious condition caused by the backward spread of infection from the veins of the face or eye socket into an important venous channel, the cavernous sinus, within the skull. Intensive antibiotic treatment is necessary to save life.
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9%) on a patient with perisinus abscess, 1 on a patient with subdural empyema, 1 on a patient with an epidural abscess and cavernous sinus thrombosis, and 1 on a patient with suspected sigmoid sinus thrombosis.
8) Progression can lead to orbital cellulitis, orbital apex syndrome, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and eventually fatal involvement of the central nervous system.
11) Their system classifies orbital infections into five stages: periorbital cellulitis (stage I), orbital cellulitis (stage II), subperiosteal abscess (stage III), orbital abscess (stage IV), and cavernous sinus thrombosis (stage V).
The spectrum of complications ranges from relatively benign orbital cellulitis to potentially fatal intracerebral abscess or cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Chandler et al defined the five stages of orbital complications of sinusitis as inflammatory edema, orbital cellulitis, subperiosteal abscess, orbital abscess, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Neurologic sequelae can include meningitis, brain abscess, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.