Keywords: Thrombosis, Cerebral (PubMed Search)
Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)
An uncommon but very serious entity that leads to three distinct types of presentations:
Caused by thrombosis of one of the intracerebral venous sinuses (most commonly the transverse sinus) The major risk factor is hypercoagulable disease. May be the underlying cause of a majority of cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
When to suspect: