Cavernous sinus thrombosis: current therapy

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep;70(9):2085-91. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.09.048. Epub 2012 Feb 9.


Cavernous sinus thrombosis represents a rare but devastating disease process that may be associated with significant long-term patient morbidity or mortality. The prompt recognition and management of this problem is critical. However, most of the literature involves case-specific discussions. The purpose of this article was to review the literature and present current recommendations for the treatment of cavernous sinus thrombosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis / diagnosis
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis / therapy*
  • Drainage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Steroids / therapeutic use


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anticoagulants
  • Steroids