Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: CVT

Authors

  • ภูชิต สุขพัลลภรัตน์ ภาควิชาอายุรศาสตร์ คณะแพทยศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์

Keywords:

cerebral venous thrombosis, CVT, anticoagulant, headache

Abstract

Objectives: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) is a rare type of stroke but associated with a potential of high morbidity and mortality. CVT mostly affects young adults especially women. The currently available data data about the epidemiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis of CVT were reviewed. Findings: CVT is found to be 0.5% of all case of all stroke, but can be challenging for diagnosis because it usually presents with headache rather than focal neurological deficit.Magnetic resonance imaging and venography (MRI& and MRV) of brain is the preferred imaging modality to confirm diagnosis of CVT.Main treatment is anticoagulant. Other methods are reserved for medical failure or CVT with complication. Additionally, attempt to search for risk factors and correct the underlying causes is also essential step for treatment and prevention of recurrence. Conclusion: CVT is a rare, but treatable condition that physicians should keep in mind in any patients who present with headache and quite sudden focal neurological deficits.

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สุขพัลลภรัตน์ ภ. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: CVT. J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];13(3):69-7. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/173164

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