A case series of clinical profile in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis

Authors

  • Shreenidhi R. Department of Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Manoj Sivasamy Department of Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Nishaanth M. K. Department of Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Jagadeesan M. Department of Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Prasanna Karthik S. Department of Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20230363

Keywords:

Cerebral venous thrombosis, Clinical picture, Cerebral infarct

Abstract

Thrombosis of the venous system in the brain is a cause of cerebral infarction, second only to arterial disease, but is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality. The clinical picture of cerebral venous thrombosis is highly variable and often presents a source of confusion to physicians. This study aimed to establish the clinical picture of cerebral venous thrombosis in patients in a tertiary healthcare center. We collected and analysed the case records of 23 patients with CVT. The most predominant presenting complaint was headache (47.8%) followed by vomiting (26%). The most common site of involvement was found to be the superior sagittal sinus (34.8%). Multiple sites of involvement were more common than a single site.

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2023-02-22

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