Neurology Book


Cavernous Sinus

Aka: Cavernous Sinus
  1. See Also
    1. Cerebral Sinus
  2. Images
    1. cnsVenousSinus.jpg
  3. Pathophysiology
    1. Drains venous blood from the eye
    2. May act as a conduit for spreading infection intracranially from Orbital Cellulitis, other serious facial infections
  4. Anatomy: Structures within Cavernous Sinus
    1. Cranial Nerve 3
    2. Cranial Nerve 4
    3. Cranial Nerve 5
      1. Ophthalmic branch
      2. Maxillary branch
    4. Cranial Nerve 6
    5. Internal Carotid Artery
  5. Associated Conditions: Conditions affecting Cavernous Sinus and its contents
    1. Midbrain Infection
    2. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
    3. Orbital Fracture
    4. Petrous Bone Fracture (Temporal BoneFracture)
    5. Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm
    6. Mastoiditis
    7. Increased Intracranial Pressure
  6. References
    1. Goldberg (2014) Clinical Neuroanatomy, Medmaster, p. 6-15
    2. Netter (1997) Atlas Human Anatomy, ICON Learning, p. 98

Structure of cavernous sinus (C0007473)

Definition (MSH) An irregularly shaped venous space in the dura mater at either side of the sphenoid bone.
Concepts Body Space or Junction (T030)
MSH D002426
SnomedCT 18782006
English Cavernous Sinus, Sinus, Cavernous, Sinus cavernosus, sinus cavernous, cavernous sinus, sinus cavernosus, cavernosus sinus, Cavernous sinus, Structure of cavernous sinus (body structure), Structure of cavernous sinus
Swedish Sinus cavernosus
Czech sinus cavernosus
Finnish Lokeroveriviemäri
Polish Zatoka jamista
Spanish estructura de seno cavernoso (estructura corporal), estructura del seno cavernoso (estructura corporal), estructura de seno cavernoso, estructura del seno cavernoso, seno cavernoso, Seno Cavernoso
Norwegian Sinus cavernosus
French Sinus caverneux, Sinus veineux caverneux
German Sinus cavernosus
Italian Seno cavernoso
Dutch Sinus cavernosus
Portuguese Seio Cavernoso
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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