Head and Neck

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a term used to describe injuries to the neck following sudden distortion of the neck that is mainly seen with motor vehicle accidents. The medical term ‘cervical acceleration-deceleration’ is used to refer to the mechanism by which whiplash injury is sustained and the term whiplash is used to describe the symptoms of the injury and the complications.

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Definition

A thrombosis in cavernous sinus is a blood clot present within the cavernous sinus. The clot tends to arise with a spread of bacteria from other body parts communicating with the sinus. The most common cause of cavernous thrombosis is infection from facial region, paranasal sinuses and dental complications. It is a life threatening condition requiring immediate medical intervention.