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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OM may cause infections of cavernous sinus, but the infections of cavernous sinuses, superior orbital fissure or orbital apex are usually originated from para-nasal sinuses.
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).
This showed no occlusions or stenosis of the cerebral or cervical vessels, with air bubbles being seen in the venous structures of the upper neck and skull base, including bilateral cavernous sinuses.
Lateral to the sella, the cavernous sinuses contain the internal carotid arteries and the oculomotor, trochlear, abducens, and first division of the trigeminal nerves.
The incidence of cavernous sinuses cavernous hemangiomas is 2% of all extra-axial cavernous malformations.
4) Owing to their proximity to the cavernous sinuses, abscesses in the middle and upper face must be treated with special care.
Criteria followed in our study to describe cavernous sinus invasion were: asymmetry of cavernous sinuses, encasement of ICA>45%, presence of adenoma lateral to ICA, bulging of lateral wall of cavernous sinus.
Imaging revealed the presence of a Radkowski stage IIIb and Fisch stage IVb JNA that extended into the nasal cavities, the paranasal sinuses, cavernous sinuses, left posterior orbit, and left middle cranial fossa (figure 2, A).