Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

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2021 Sep 29. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan–.


Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), which includes thrombosis of the cerebral veins and the dural sinuses, is a rare disorder that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Cerebral venous thrombosis can present with variable signs and symptoms that include a headache, benign intracranial hypertension, subarachnoid hemorrhage, focal neurological deficit, seizures, unexplained altered sensorium, and meningoencephalitis. The diversity of risk factors and variable presentation present challenges in the diagnosis of cerebral vein thrombosis. Delay in diagnosis is common, as the median delay from symptom onset to hospital admission is 4 days and from symptom onset to diagnosis is 7 days. Thus, having a high index of suspicion for this disorder is crucial to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.

PMID:29083599 | Bookshelf:NBK459315

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