Prognostic indicators in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

  title={Prognostic indicators in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.},
  author={Bilal Hameed and Nadir Ali Syed},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={56 11},
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) can affect all age groups, particularly women of childbearing age. Overall prognosis for survival and functional independence is better than it was believed. Mortality usually ranges from 6-15% and transtentorial herniation is the major cause of death. Approximately 80% of patients are functionally independent in the long term. Altered mental status and cerebral haemorrhage at presentation are the strongest predictors of death and disability. Patients with… CONTINUE READING


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