An Atypical Cause For "Pseudotumor Cerebri": Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis Secondary to Congenital Dysfibrinogenemia

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Identifier 19910226_nanos_posters_12
Title An Atypical Cause For "Pseudotumor Cerebri": Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis Secondary to Congenital Dysfibrinogenemia
Creator Lindberg, Robert F; Kaufman, David I; Hassounia, Houria; Shettle, Philip L
Subject Psuedotumor Cerebri; Headache; Papilledema; Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis; Congenital Dysfibrinogenemia
Description Headache, papilledema and visual disturbances accompanied by increased intracranial pressure in the absence of an identifiable mass lesion define the diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri. Superior sagittal sinus {SSS) thrombosis is a well-known cause of pseudotumor cerebri {PTC). SSS thrombosis is most commonly caused by contiguous infection from the meninges, sinuses or oral cavity, and less commonly from blood dyscrasias. We present the first documented case of a congenital dysfibrinogenemia as a cause of SSS thrombosis in a thin 46 year old male. The hematologic methodology arriving at this diagnosis is reviewed, as well as MRI diagnosis, including the emerging technique of phase-contrast MRI angiography. The characteristics of congenital dysfibrinogenemias and the importance of carefully searching for primary causes of SSS thrombosis are highlighted.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1991: Poster Presentations (Session 2)
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1991-02-26
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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Source 1991 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
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Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Language eng
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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