Post-traumatic Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis –case report [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(1): 69-72 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.79745  

Post-traumatic Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis –case report

Nayil Khursheed, Ramzan Altaf, Nizami Furqan, Abrar Wani, Ashish Jain, Yawar Ali
Neurosurgery Dept, Skims,kashmir,india

Background Post-traumatic superior sagittal sinus thrombosis is rare. The usual presentation is raised intracranial pressure symptoms.
Case report A case of post-traumatic superior sagittal sinus thrombosis is presented where CT scan revealed depressed fracture of vertex with parasagittal contusions. Despite surgical elevation of fracture and repair of superior sagittal sinus, patient developed thrombosis of anterior half of superior sagittal sinus with bilateral hemorrhagic infarcts in motor strip.
Discussion This case is reported for its rarity and to highlight the importance of post-operative vigil on such patients even after surgery. In such settings timely diagnosis and anticoagulant therapy is rewarding.

Keywords: Head injury, Sagittal sinus thrombosis, Magnetic resonance venogram


Nayil Khursheed, Ramzan Altaf, Nizami Furqan, Abrar Wani, Ashish Jain, Yawar Ali. Post-traumatic Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis –case report. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(1): 69-72

Corresponding Author: Nayil Khursheed, India


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