Aims and objectives
Introduction : Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) occurs secondary to thrombosis within the cerebral veins and dural sinuses.
It hinders proper drainage of deoxygenated blood from brain resulting in drastic hemodynamic changes which can be fatal.
It is more common in younger age group and women of child bearing age (1).
It is not uncommon in south Asian subcontinent; however no multi-center or multi-national registry is available to define the numbers,
potential risk factors and patterns...
Methods and materials
Methods and materials: A cross-sectional analytical study was designed to elicit data from the department of Radiology at the Aga Khan University Hospital from January 2007 till December 2012.
Patients of either sex were retrospectively recruited from medical record database if they presented with orwere referred from the department for evaluation of suspected CVST after an informed consent via non-probability convenience technique.
They were excluded if their MRV was normal or...
Results: Mean age was 37.46 ± SD 15.4 years,
range: 72 years,
and maximum 76 years.
Out of the total sample of 61,
28(46%) were males.
Nearly half of the patients,
31(51%) were admitted in the ward,
23 (37%) presented in the Emergency and the rest were out-patient clinics 7(21%) with Neurology as the main referral.
Out of the total,
29(48%) presented with an infarct and 3(5%) with SAH.
Infarcts were more pronounced in females.
Regarding clinical features,
most commonly presented...
We computed 6- year imaging incidence and prevalence of CVST to be 10.22% and 11.055% respectively.respectively.
Major combination of neurological involvement was CVST with associated parenchymal abnormalities and major combination was superior sagittal,
sigmoid and transverse sinus.
FATIMA MUBARAK Assistant Professor The Aga Khan university hospital. MADIHA BEG Senior Instructor Research The Aga Khan university hospital. Shyan Sirat Maheen Anwar Instructor The Aga Khan university hospital. Muhammed Azeemuddin Associate Profesor The Aga Khan university hospital.
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