Pseudotumor Cerebri in a Case of Ulcerative Colitis with Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis

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Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi 1 , Firozeh Hosseini 2 , * , Houman Alizadeh 3 , Mehri Najafi Sani 4

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How to Cite: Ashrafi M R, Hosseini F, Alizadeh H, Najafi Sani M. Pseudotumor Cerebri in a Case of Ulcerative Colitis with Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis, Iran J Pediatr. 2013 ; 23(1):109-112.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 23 (1); 109-112
Published Online: December 11, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 24, 2012
Accepted: June 22, 2012
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Abstract

Background: Thromboembolic events are a known complication of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) especially during disease relapse, more commonly in deep veins of extremities and lung, and rarely as Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis (CSVT).
Case Presentation: We describe an 11 year, old male patient with 3 months history of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) who presented as pseudotumor cerebri due to superior sagittal sinus thrombosis during an acute exacerbation of his colitis, that was successfully treated with heparin and then warfarin.
Conclusion:In any known cases of UC presenting as acute severe headache, consider CSVT and request brain MRI and MRV to facilitate the diagnosis and early treatment.

 

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