Deep Cerebral Vein Thrombosis: A Clinical MasqueraderCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Prabhat Kumar,
Department of Medicine, OPD Block. PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi-110001, India.
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.
Hyperhomocystinemia, Meningoencephalitis, Warfarin
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 May 29 ]; 11:OD16-OD18. Available from
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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