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Transverse sinus thrombosis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

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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Case information

rID: 5308
Published: 2nd Jan 2009
Last edited: 28th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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