Diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to cerebral venous sinus thrombosis

Brian Anderson, Shyamsunder Sabat, Amit Agarwal, Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj

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Background: Aneurysmal rupture accounts for the majority of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Increasingly recognized is the occurrence of nontraumatic convexity SAH unaccounted for by aneurysmal rupture. Case Report: These presentations require consideration of rare but clinically significant sources of SAH. We report a patient presenting with prolonged mild headaches and acute onset of seizure like activity found to have diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage and extensive dural venous sinus thrombosis involving the superior sagittal sinus and right transverse-sigmoid sinuses. Conclusions: There are few reported cases of SAH secondary to dural sinus thrombosis; however most of these are convexity hemorrhage. Sinus thrombosis presenting as diffuse SAH is extremely rare, as is showcased in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalPolish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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