Thrombosis of the Cerebral Sinuses

Authors: A. Balogh
Authors‘ workplace: Okresní správa sociálního zabezpečení, Jihlava, oddělení lékařské posudkové služby, vedoucí MUDr. A. Matysová
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2001; (6): 331-333


The author presents a case-record of thrombosis of the venous cerebral sinuses in a young neurotic, otherwise healthy, single, nullipara with congenital thrombophilia due to a genetic heterozygous defect of a Leiden mutation of factor V. A life threatening complication developed after oral hormonal contraception with an oestrogen-gestagen preparation. The author discussses consistent with data in the literature the problem of etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation and assessment of this rare form of acute venous thrombosis.

Key words:
acute venous thrombosis - dural sinus thrombosis - hormonal contraception.

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