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Rom J Leg Med29(2)157-161(2021)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2021.157
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UNDIAGNOSED CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS IN THE PUERPERIUM WITH A FATAL OUTCOME – CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

A. Szoradova, S. Galbavy, J. Sidlo


Abstract: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a relatively rare disease that can occur at any age. It quite often affects individuals under the age of 40; increased incidence thereof can be observed in patients with thrombophilia and in women during pregnancy, the puerperium or in women using hormonal contraception. The diagnostics of this disease is associated with some pitfalls and is therefore neglected or delayed. The most important factors complicating the diagnostics are the variability of the cerebral venous system, the non–specificity and the great diversity of the clinical manifestations, as well as the very common necessity to utilize special imaging methods. From an etiological point of view, we distinguish between infectious and non–infectious thrombosis, but the literature describes more than 100 different CVT risk factors. The authors present a case of undiagnosed intracranial venous thrombosis in a 35–year–old woman after childbirth.
Keywords: cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), risk factors, puerperium, death.



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