Chapter 69. Intracranial Septic Thrombophlebitis

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. D. Nagaraja DPM (Psych), DM (Neuro) Professor of Neurology Director/Vice Chancellor1 and
  2. D. K. Prashantha MD Senior Resident2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch69

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Nagaraja, D. and Prashantha, D. K. (2009) Intracranial Septic Thrombophlebitis, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch69

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Deemed University, Bangalore, India

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Deemed University, Bangalore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • intracranial septic thrombophlebitis;
  • cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis (CVT) - predominantly affecting young adults;
  • septic cavernous sinus thrombosis;
  • high resolution contrast CT scan and MRI - documenting thrombosis of cavernous and other sinuses;
  • therapeutic protocol, including antibiotics, anticoagulation and antiedema measures;
  • septic lateral sinus thrombosis;
  • septic superior sagittal sinus thrombosis;
  • septic CVT, important cause of mortality and significant morbidity;
  • septic cortical thrombophlebitis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis

  • Septic lateral sinus thrombosis

  • Septic superior sagittal sinus thrombosis

  • Septic cortical thrombophlebitis

  • Conclusion

  • Further reading