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Isolated cortical venous thrombosis after fetal demise


Isolated cortical venous thrombosis (ICVT) occurring in the absence of dural venous thrombosis, constitutes about 2%–5% of all cerebral venous thrombosis. Its vague, non-specific presentation makes it a difficult and challenging diagnosis that needs an extensive workup especially in young patients. Outcome and prognosis depend mainly on early diagnosis and treatment. Here we discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and the treatment of a young woman diagnosed with ICVT with acute ischaemic venous stroke, in the setting of eclampsia and family history of coagulation disease.

  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Haematology (drugs And Medicines)
  • Pregnancy

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