OJCD  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
Postpartum fatal cerebral vein thrombosis: A case report and review
Abstract: Background: Cerebral vein thrombosis, is an emergent condition presenting with a variety of symptoms ranging from isolated headache to profound coma. Case Presentation: We present the case of a previously healthy young woman on the 18th postpartum day admitted into our hospital with a persistent headache for three days followed by seizures and coma. Magnetic Resonance Angiography revealed superior sagittal sinus and right transverse sinus thrombosis. Despite supportive measures and anticoagulation, the patient died because of uncontrolled increase in intracranial pressure. Conclusion: The possibility of cerebral vein thrombosis should be considered in all women with brain dysfunction during the puerperium.
Cite this paper: Kontogiorgi, M. , Kalodimou, V. , Kollias, S. , Exarchos, D. , Nanas, S. , Ghiatas, A. and Routsi, C. (2012) Postpartum fatal cerebral vein thrombosis: A case report and review. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 2, 1-3. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2012.21001.

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