Intracranial sinus thrombosis

G. Novak, M. Patel, Norman Todd Ilowite, P. Lanzkowsky, E. Babinski, M. Gandhi, I. R. Shenker, B. Gauthier, A. Battista

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A 15 year old black male had developed headache six days earlier. By the time he patient came to the emergency room the headache had become unbearable and was associated with photophobia, a low grade fever and lower back pain. Except for some resistance to passive movements, the physical examination revealed no objective abnormal findings. Examination of the CSF excluded meningitis and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Other conditions to be considered included disorders of the cervical spine, tumors of the posterior fossa and neighboring infections. CT scan and MRI of the head showed that the patient had venous sinus thrombosis. Disorders associated with a hypercoagulable state or with a risk of thrombosis (protein C, protein S or antithrombin 3 deficiency, polycythemia, lymphoproliferative disorders, sickle cell disease) were excluded and no evidence of predisposing factors was found. The patient was anticoagulated with heparin initially and then with coumadin. Follow-up CT scan and MRI showed resolution of the thrombosis within a few days. Anticoagulation was to be continued for six months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Intracranial Sinus Thrombosis
Headache
Thrombosis
Antithrombin III Deficiency
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Infratentorial Neoplasms
Photophobia
Polycythemia
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Protein S
Sickle Cell Anemia
Warfarin
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Low Back Pain
Protein C
Meningitis
Venous Thrombosis
Causality
Physical Examination
Heparin

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Novak, G., Patel, M., Ilowite, N. T., Lanzkowsky, P., Babinski, E., Gandhi, M., ... Battista, A. (1995). Intracranial sinus thrombosis. Children's Hospital Quarterly, 6(3), 181-186.

Intracranial sinus thrombosis. / Novak, G.; Patel, M.; Ilowite, Norman Todd; Lanzkowsky, P.; Babinski, E.; Gandhi, M.; Shenker, I. R.; Gauthier, B.; Battista, A.

In: Children's Hospital Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1995, p. 181-186.

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Novak, G, Patel, M, Ilowite, NT, Lanzkowsky, P, Babinski, E, Gandhi, M, Shenker, IR, Gauthier, B & Battista, A 1995, 'Intracranial sinus thrombosis', Children's Hospital Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 181-186.
Novak G, Patel M, Ilowite NT, Lanzkowsky P, Babinski E, Gandhi M et al. Intracranial sinus thrombosis. Children's Hospital Quarterly. 1995;6(3):181-186.
Novak, G. ; Patel, M. ; Ilowite, Norman Todd ; Lanzkowsky, P. ; Babinski, E. ; Gandhi, M. ; Shenker, I. R. ; Gauthier, B. ; Battista, A. / Intracranial sinus thrombosis. In: Children's Hospital Quarterly. 1995 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 181-186.
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