Transient ischaemic attack: an exceptional presenting syndrome of a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis.

Abstract

We report a case of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) as an exceptionally rare form of cerebral vein thrombosis. A 41-year-old man presented with a headache and five episodes of a transient left hemiparesis lasting approximately 10-15 min over the course of 2 weeks. Arterial origins of the disease were ruled out by detailed investigations. However, MR venography revealed a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis with numerous prominent collateral venous channels. No parenchymal lesion was seen. After medical therapy, no further transient neurological deficit occurred. Follow-up MR venography showed sinus recanalisation.

DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-200894

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@article{Scuotto2013TransientIA, title={Transient ischaemic attack: an exceptional presenting syndrome of a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis.}, author={Assunta Scuotto and Raffaele D'Avanzo and Massimo Di Natale and Michele Rotondo}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2013}, volume={2013} }