Conflict of Interest: None
Isolated Cortical Venous Thrombosis Associated With Intracranial Hypotension Syndrome
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2009
© 2009 the Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 49, Issue 6, pages 916–919, June 2009
How to Cite
Albayram, S., Kara, B., Ipek, H., Ozbayrak, M. and Kantarci, F. (2009), Isolated Cortical Venous Thrombosis Associated With Intracranial Hypotension Syndrome. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 49: 916–919. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2009.01398.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2009
- Accepted for publication November 20, 2008.
- intracranial hypotension;
- cortical venous thrombosis;
- epidural anesthesia;
- magnetic resonance imaging
The association of intracranial hypotension syndrome with cerebral venous thrombosis is rare. We report our experience with isolated cortical venous thrombosis, which developed after unsuccessful epidural anesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed characteristic imaging findings of intracranial hypotension syndrome, such as dural thickening and brain sagging. We also detected right parietal venous hemorrhagic infarction secondary to right-sided cortical venous thrombosis. After the treatment of intracranial hypotension via epidural blood patch, heparin was used to treat cortical venous thrombosis.