What Is Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis?

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2. Blood Clot

In most cases, the condition is caused because of an infection that starts somewhere in the head or face. Such infections can sometimes move to the cavernous sinuses and, when this happens, a blood clot will occur. The reason this happens is that the body wants to stop the flow of blood to help prevent the infection from spreading further.

As the blood is unable to flow away from the brain, so it will begin to accumulate behind the clot. The blood pressure here will begin to rise, and this can cause damage to the surrounding tissues. In instances of cavernous sinus thrombosis, the surrounding tissues are the eyes, the nerves, and the brain.

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

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