cavernous sinus syndrome

n.

A syndrome caused by thrombosis of the cavernous intracranial sinus and characterized by edema of the eyelids and conjunctivae and by paralysis of the third, fourth, and sixth nerves.

Nearby words

  1. cavernous lymphangioma,
  2. cavernous nerve of clitoris,
  3. cavernous nerve of penis,
  4. cavernous rale,
  5. cavernous sinus,
  6. cavesson,
  7. cavetto,
  8. caviar,
  9. cavicorn,
  10. cavie


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