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Isolated Cortical Venous Thrombosis Associated With Intracranial Hypotension Syndrome

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  • Sait Albayram MD,

    1. From the Division of Neuroradiology (S. Albayram, B. Kara, and H. Ipek), Department of Radiology (M. Ozbayrak, F. Kantarcý), University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Batuhan Kara MD,

    1. From the Division of Neuroradiology (S. Albayram, B. Kara, and H. Ipek), Department of Radiology (M. Ozbayrak, F. Kantarcý), University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Hamiyet Ipek,

    1. From the Division of Neuroradiology (S. Albayram, B. Kara, and H. Ipek), Department of Radiology (M. Ozbayrak, F. Kantarcý), University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Mustafa Ozbayrak MD,

    1. From the Division of Neuroradiology (S. Albayram, B. Kara, and H. Ipek), Department of Radiology (M. Ozbayrak, F. Kantarcý), University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Fatih Kantarci MD

    1. From the Division of Neuroradiology (S. Albayram, B. Kara, and H. Ipek), Department of Radiology (M. Ozbayrak, F. Kantarcý), University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Conflict of Interest: None

S. Albayram, Radiology Department, Cerrahpasa Medical School, KMP 34300, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

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.

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