lateral sinus


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trans·verse si·nus

[TA]
a paired dural venous sinus that drains the confluence of sinuses, running along the occipital attachment of the tentorium cerebelli and terminating in the sigmoid sinus.
Synonym(s): sinus transversus [TA], lateral sinus

lateral sinus

Etymology: L, latus, side, sinus, hollow
one of the transverse bilateral sinuses of the dura mater that lie along the attached margin of the tentorium cerebelli. They receive the superior sagittal and straight sinuses and drain into the internal jugular veins.

lateral sinus

Either of two large venous sinuses in the inner side of the skull passing near the mastoid antrum and emptying into the jugular vein.
See also: sinus
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However, detailed evaluation was performed when his general condition deteriorated and he had nausea and vomiting after 24 hours of treatment, and the diagnosis was meningitis and lateral sinus thrombophlebitis.
5] reported a case with facial nerve paralysis, lateral sinus thrombosis, and sensorineural hearing loss, Qirjazi et al.
Lateral sinus pathology (22 cases managed at Groote Schuur Hospital).
Pediatric lateral sinus thrombosis: Retrospective case series and literature review.
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This patient had meningitis, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis and four extradural abscesses giving rise to a total of six intracranial complications.
Magnetic resonance venography showed the absence of flow in the right lateral sinus, sigmoid sinus, and internal jugular vein (figure 3).
A diagnosis of nonseptic lateral sinus thrombosis without mastoiditis was made.
In lateral sinus thrombophlebitis, the sigmoid and transverse sinuses must be unroofed widely, the sinus opened, and the clot evacuated.
Intracranial complications include meningitis, extradural abscess, brain abscess, lateral sinus thrombosis, and hydrocephalus.
1] More worrisome complications are disruption of the lacrimal duct and violation of the lateral sinus wall, which could disrupt the soft tissues of the face.
Left untreated, the potential complications of otitis media include otalgia, hearing loss, otorrhea, balance and coordination disturbance, acute coalescent mastoiditis, chronic mastoiditis, tympanic membrane perforation, cholesteatoma, ossicular erosion, facial nerve paralysis, meningitis, labyrinthitis, focal otitic encephalitis, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis, otitic hydrocephalus, periauricular subperiosteal abscess, Bezold's abscess, and epidural, subdural, and brain abscess.