Straight sinus thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Hazem Mohammed


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

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


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. 


Case courtesy of Dr. Fatena Ajlouni, Consultant radiologist, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan.

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