Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD16 - OD18

Deep Cerebral Vein Thrombosis: A Clinical Masquerader

Prabhat Kumar, Gargi Sasmal, Subodh Kumar Mahto, Shreya Gupta, Harish Gupta

1. Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Postgraduate Resident, Department of Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India. 3. Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India. 4. Postgraduate Resident, Department of Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India. 5. Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
Department of Medicine, OPD Block. PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001, India.
E-mail: drkumar.prabhat@gmail.com

Abstract

Cerebral Vein Thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon cause of stroke. Thrombosis can occur in superficial veins, deep venous system or cortical veins of brain. The term Deep Cerebral Vein Thrombosis (DCVT) is used for thrombosis of internal cerebral vein, vein of Galen and basal vein of Rosenthal. Only 10% cases of CVT are because of thrombosis of deep cerebral vein. The diagnosis of DCVT is often missed because of its heterogenous presentation. Herein, we present a case of DCVT which was initially treated as meningoencephalitis. A timely advised brain imaging helped in making the diagnosis and patient recovered completely after institution of anticoagulation.

Keywords

Hyperhomocystinemia, Meningoencephalitis, Warfarin

How to cite this article :

Prabhat Kumar, Gargi Sasmal, Subodh Kumar Mahto, Shreya Gupta, Harish Gupta. DEEP CEREBRAL VEIN THROMBOSIS: A CLINICAL MASQUERADER. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 25 ]; 11:OD16-OD18. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=OD16-OD18&id=9712

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25910.9712


Date of Submission: Dec 09, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 02, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 21, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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