Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in an adult patient presenting as headache and acute subdural hematoma

Satoshi Takahashi, Jun Shinoda, Takuro Hayashi

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We report a 55-year-old man with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis presenting as acute subdural hematoma. He was treated with an intravenous infusion of heparin sodium and the occluded superior sagittal sinus was recanalized. According to our literature review, acute subdural hematoma caused by cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is relatively rare, and only a single case has reported thus far. We speculate that dehydration was the reason for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the present case, and the sudden rise in intracranial pressure in addition to hemodynamic stress caused by cerebral venous sinus thrombosis resulted in the collapse of a bridging vein and caused an acute subdural hematoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1



  • Acute subdural hematoma
  • cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • headache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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