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

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD16 - OD18

Deep Cerebral Vein Thrombosis: A Clinical Masquerader OD16-OD18

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

Correspondence
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

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.