Dr. V. Viswanath, Dr. K. B. Yadavendra Reddy, Dr. C. V. Ravi Kumar, Dr. Sk. Fairoz


Background: Cerebral venous sinus thrombus is an important cause of stroke in both males and females with more female preponderance. Its varied clinical presentation makes it a diagnostic challenge. Even though its incidence is more among females, strong suspicion of cerebral venous sinus thrombus is also necessary to diagnose it among males.

Method: This study comprised of 30 male patients diagnosed as cerebral venous thrombus from June 2017 to June 2019 in the Department of General Medicine in Government medical College, Kadapa.

Results: The mean age of the patients diagnosed with Cerebral venous sinus thrombus was 34 years. In clinical presentation head ache was seen in 100% and seizures were seen in 73% cases. Smoking and alcohol as risk factors were seen in 82% of cases. Thrombus involving the Superior sagittal sinus was seen in 60% of cases.

Conclusions: This study emphasizes that - Suspect cerebral venous sinus thrombus in male patients also even with head ache as presenting symptom since head ache is the most common symptom as was concluded in our study. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Venography are the diagnostic procedures of choice. Superior sagittal sinus was the most common site of thrombus causing Cerebral venous sinus thrombus.


Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT),magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT)

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