Human genes for cavernous sinus thrombosis
Cavernous sinus thrombosis [DOID:3575]
Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is the formation of a blood clot within the cavernous sinus, a cavity at the base of the brain which drains deoxygenated blood from the brain back to the heart. The cause is usually from a spreading infection in the nose, sinuses, ears, or teeth. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus are often the associated bacteria. Cavernous sinus thrombosis symptoms include; decrease or loss of vision, chemosis, exophthalmos (bulging eyes), headaches, and paralysis of the cranial nerves which course through the cavernous sinus. This infection is life-threatening and requires immediate treatment, which usually includes antibiotics and sometimes surgical drainage.
Synonyms: cavernous sinus thrombosis, DOID:3575, Thrombosis of cavernous venous sinus (disorder), Thrombosis of cavernous venous sinus disorder, Thrombosis of cavernous venous sinus