Author(s): C. Justin1, M. R. Manivannan2, S. Ramu3
Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in children is a rare disease accounting for <1% of all strokes1. The risk factors are varied and differ from adults.1 Here, we present the clinical profile, risk factors and outcome of cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in a paediatric cohort.
To determine the clinical features, risk factors, imaging findings and outcome of children with cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in a tertiary care centre from 2013 to 2014.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Prospective observational study totally 10 children presented during this period.
Males predominated the study (70%), septic CVT was the commonest (70%), majority of the patients had multiple venous sinuses involvement (70%). Majority of the patients had complete recovery (60%).
Local and systemic infections are the common cause of cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in children. Majority of them have multiple sinuses involvement. Deep venous system involvement is not seen in this cohort. Two thirds have a complete recovery.