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2022 Oct

Radiol Case Rep



Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in pregnancy presenting with hemiplegia: A case report.


Mahmoud A, Ekin U, Kania B, Shrouf A, Maroules M
Radiol Case Rep. 2022 Oct; 17(10):3713-3717.
PMID: 35957661.


Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rather uncommon disorder. CVST is potentially lethal, therefore early detection and treatment is critical. CVST has been linked to pregnancy and puerperium, while COVID-19 infection has been linked to a hypercoagulable state. CVST can be difficult to detect and treat due to the wide range of neurological manifestations, especially in patients with hypercoagulability. The goal of this study is to conduct a literature review and present a unique case of a pregnant woman with CVST who had left hemiplegia and headache. After 6 months of treatment in the hospital, the patient's hemiplegia was fully resolved. Here, we discuss the treatment of CVST in pregnant women who have a suspected past COVID-19 infection.