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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is cerebral venous sinus thrombus?

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a type of stroke which occurs when a blood clot forms in the brain's venous channels. This prevents blood from draining out of the brain. As a result, blood cells may break and leak blood into the brain tissues.

Symptoms related to cerebral venous sinus thrombus

  • Headache

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Seizure

  • Pain over the back of my head

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Double vision

  • Pain over the temples

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cerebral venous sinus thrombus

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cerebral venous sinus thrombus

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have pain behind your head?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

Treatment for cerebral venous sinus thrombus

Anticoagulants or blood thinners are used to treat CVST to prevent new blood clots from forming. Antiseizure medication are given if seizures are present. Antibiotics are given if infection is present.

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