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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The consequences of septic jugular vein thrombosis include bacteremia, septic pulmonary emboli, suppurative subclavian phlebitis, lateral sinus thrombosis, brain abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and other metastatic abscesses.
Spread of untreated infection from the abscess can lead to a number of dangerous complications, including orbital cellulitis, meningitis, subarachnoid empyema, intracranial abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and sepsis.
Sphenoid sinusitis can lead to complications such as orbital cellulitis and abscess, orbital complex syndrome, blindness, sepsis, meningitis, epidural and subdural abscess, cerebral infarction, pituitary abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and internal carotid artery thromosis.
Complications include hemorrhage, septal perforation, saddle nose deformity and, more rarely, cavernous sinus thrombosis and periorbital emphysema.
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.