Transverse sinus thrombosis

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

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


Selected axial images from a CT brain demonstrate asymmetric hyperdensity in the region of left transverse sinus. 


CT venogram demonstrates a thrombosis of her left transverse sinussigmoid sinus and into the internal jugular vein. 

Case Discussion

The patient was taking the oral contraceptive pill, which is a recognized risk factor for developing dural venous sinus thrombosis. 

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