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Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis complicated with haemorrhagic venous infarction and seizures, successfully treated with oral anticoagulation for one year: a case report

Authors:

Hirantha Hettige ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

 

Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura

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Senaka Pilapitiya,

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
About Senaka
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Niroshan Lokunarangoda,

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Hemal Senanayake

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Abstract

A 43-year-old mother of two children presented with an episode of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) complicated with haemorrhagic venous infarction and seizure. She had two first trimester miscarriages and was on combined oral contraceptive pills (COCP) for two months.

 

Computed tomography (CT) venogram revealed venous sinus thrombosis with a right partial lobe haemorrhagic infarction. She was treated with subcutaneous enoxaparin for 14-days followed by oral warfarin for one year. The patient was started on oral levetiracetam but gradually tailed off over four months. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy were continued. She was advised on non-hormonal family planning methods. Thrombophilia and autoimmune screening were negative.

 

Haemorrhagic venous infarction complicated with seizures is a rare manifestation of venous sinus thrombosis. Timely and personalized anticoagulation is the mainstay of treatment.  

How to Cite: Hettige, H., Pilapitiya, S., Lokunarangoda, N. and Senanayake, H., 2020. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis complicated with haemorrhagic venous infarction and seizures, successfully treated with oral anticoagulation for one year: a case report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 14(2), pp.17–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v14i2.7664
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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