cavernous sinus

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cavernous sinus

[′kav·ər·nəs ′sī·nəs]
(anatomy)
Either of a pair of venous sinuses of the dura mater located on the side of the body of the sphenoid bone.
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Table 1 Classifications of Orbital Infection and Inflammation [1][3][5] Group Chandler Maloney First Inflammatory oedema Preseptal cellulitis Second Orbital Cellulitis Subperiosteal abscess Third Subperiosteal abscess Orbital cellulitis Fourth Orbital Abscess Orbital Abscess Fifth Cavernous sinus thrombosis Cavernous sinus thrombosis Table 2: Aetiology in cases with infectious causes Disease No.
Untreated chronic sinusitis can result in severe complications such as orbital cellulitis, osteomyelitis, subdural empyema, frontal lobe abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis and death (2).
Examples of otitis media complications include mastoiditis, meningitis, periauricular subperiosteal abscess, epidural or subdural abscess, brain abscess, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and facial paralysis.
Among this group, 2 patients had meningitis, 1 was treated for an epidural abscess and cavernous sinus thrombosis, and 1 underwent drainage of a subdural empyema.
9%) on a patient with perisinus abscess, 1 on a patient with subdural empyema, 1 on a patient with an epidural abscess and cavernous sinus thrombosis, and 1 on a patient with suspected sigmoid sinus thrombosis.
8) Progression can lead to orbital cellulitis, orbital apex syndrome, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and eventually fatal involvement of the central nervous system.
11) Their system classifies orbital infections into five stages: periorbital cellulitis (stage I), orbital cellulitis (stage II), subperiosteal abscess (stage III), orbital abscess (stage IV), and cavernous sinus thrombosis (stage V).
The spectrum of complications ranges from relatively benign orbital cellulitis to potentially fatal intracerebral abscess or cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Chandler et al defined the five stages of orbital complications of sinusitis as inflammatory edema, orbital cellulitis, subperiosteal abscess, orbital abscess, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Neurologic sequelae can include meningitis, brain abscess, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.