Collaborative Care for All Venous Sinus Disorders
Blood flows out of your brain via veins and venous sinuses. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a liquid that surrounds the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord, also uses these veins and venous sinuses to exit the skull. When something limits the flow of blood in your veins and venous sinuses, this can cause high pressure of the CSF and a condition called pseudotumor cerebri syndrome.
To determine if you have a venous sinus disorder, we begin in the clinic with a careful evaluation of your symptoms. Your diagnosis is often confirmed by a specialized computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation, though sometimes, your condition may require additional testing, including procedures with neurosurgery or radiology. Treatment of your venous sinus disorder usually begins with medications. If your case is especially severe, or if you don’t respond well to medications, you may need surgical intervention by a neurosurgeon or interventional radiologist.
A Treatment Plan Crafted Specifically for You
You can expect a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and a careful neurological examination.
We refine your treatment plan to meet the needs of your condition.
Our physicians at the USC Intracranial Pressure Center of Excellence work together across medical specialties to provide you with faster care.
You have access to multiple medical specialists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists and ophthalmologists.