What Is Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis?

By james
Aug 11, 2020
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Our brains must be fed with a continuous supply of fresh blood. As such, it is well supplied with a system of blood vessels that deliver fresh blood, and take the used blood away. It is essential that this system is working as it should otherwise you might have a serious problem to deal with.

One example of such a problem is cavernous sinus thrombosis, and it is a very, very serious condition. It has a high fatality rate and emergency medical treatment should be sought immediately if a case is suspected. Here’s a closer look at what it is, and some of the symptoms it causes.

1. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a very serious condition and it is also, thankfully, very rare. It affects the cavernous sinuses, which are found just behind your eye sockets near the bottom of the brain. The problem is caused by a blood clot in these sinuses, and it can cause some very serious problems indeed.

Running through these sinuses is a major blood vessel known as the jugular vein. This vein is responsible for carrying blood away from the brain. A clot here will restrict the flow of blood away from the brain, and this is what will cause the problems.

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

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