Traumatic acute transverse sinus thrombosis-presenting as a cerebellar mass with obstructive hydrocephalus – A case report

Mohammad Sarwar, Laxminarayan Tripathy, Ejaz Bari

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Abstract

Traumatic transverse sinus thrombosis is rarely reported in the literature. We present a 45 years old lady who presented with history of fall resulting in Occipital fracture and deteriorating sensorium. Plain CT scan showed depressed, comminuted occipital bone fracture with hydrocephalus and a space occupying lesion in posterior fossa. Magnetic resonance venogram (MRV) revealed thrombus in the left Transverse Sinus (TS). She underwent right ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (VP Shunt) and post-operatively started with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), which dissolved the thrombus in 5 days. There are very few case reports in literature on traumatic TS thrombosis presenting as a cerebellar mass, resolving so quickly and resulting in obstructive hydrocephalus requiring shunt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101082
JournalInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cerebellar mass
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Low molecular weight heparin
  • Traumatic venous sinus thrombosis
  • Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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