Straight sinus thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Hazem M Almasarei


The patient came to the emergency room complaining of seizures, headache and vomiting, No fever or loss of consciousness. He has a history of testicular cancer and recently received chemotherapy.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

MRI and MRV revealed intraluminal filling defect and obliteration of the straight sinus, inferior sagittal sinus and deep cerebral veins, in keeping with venous thrombosis.

Case Discussion

Chemotherapy is one of the causes of dural sinus thrombosis, with the patient presenting with non-specific but typical symptoms. 

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Case information

rID: 51505
Published: 17th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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