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Right Transverse Venous Sinus Thrombosis Concomitant to an Occipital Basal Meningioma
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 73-76   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Dorian Skënderaj , Service of Radiology, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Albania.
[2]
Maksi Basho , Service of Radiology, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Albania.
[3]
Altin Jusufati , Service of Radiology, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Albania.
[4]
Edmond Pistulli , Faculty of Medical and Technical Sciences, University of Medicine in Tirana, Albania.
[5]
Gentian Vyshka , Biomedical and Experimental Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine in Tirana, Albania.
Abstract
We refer the case of an Albanian female patient aged 50 years, which presented to the emergency department of with confusional state, profound headache, vomiting unrelated to meals, unstable gait and general malaise. The attending physician denoted a cerebellar syndrome and a slight papillary stasis, making the clinical diagnosis compatible with an event causing increased intracranial pressure. A CT scan performed detected a basal occipital meningioma, partially calcified, at the level of sagittal sinus confluent to the right transverse sinus. The latter was completely hyperdense in the respective images, suggesting a thrombotic occurrence that would explain the acuity of the situation. The patient was treated conservatively for one week with symptoms receding substantially, thereafter referred to a neurosurgical facility.
Keywords
Basal Meningioma, Venous Sinus Thrombosis, Increased Intracranial Pressure
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