cavernous sinus

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Synonyms for cavernous sinus

either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavity

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Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the presence of a soft-tissue-density mass with extension through the floor of the sella turcica, the sphenoid sinuses, cavernous sinuses, and suprasellar region (figure 1).
It is postulated that in this patient's case, an airlock occurred briefly, resulting in retrograde flow of air from the jugular CVC site to the cavernous sinuses, as evidenced by CT scans.
Larger tumors may be resectable by this approach, but lesions that extend into the cavernous sinuses laterally or very high into the brain superiorly cannot be completely resected by surgery.
4) Owing to their proximity to the cavernous sinuses, abscesses in the middle and upper face must be treated with special care.
Bilateral cavernous sinuses extend from the petrous segment of the temporal bone to the orbit and contain cranial nerves III (oculomotor), IV (trochlear), V1 (ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve), V2 (maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve) and VI (abducens).