Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 2 Issue 10

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) in COVID 19 Pandemic

Mohamed Ahmed Shafik1* and Noha A Aoueldahab2

1Lecturer of Neurology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Assistant Lecturer of Radiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Ahmed Shafik, Lecturer of Neurology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: August 25, 2021; Published:00-00

Citation: Mohamed Ahmed Shafik and Noha A Aoueldahab. “Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) in COVID 19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 5.10 (2021): 09-13.

Abstract

We present a case of CVST complicating COVID19 infection in a 58 year-old female with first ever generalized tonic clonic convulsions. The patient has a past medical history of bilateral frontal lobes tumor excision, COVID 19 previous infection and recent history of COVID19 adenovirus vaccination. The first presentation and the CT Brain finding of residual encephalomalacia did not prompt further workup. However; fever with new positive PCR-SARS-COV-2, unimproved patient’s conscious level and upcoming neurologic sign of lateralization mandate further brain imaging revealing cerebral venous sinuses thrombosis, cortical and subarachnoid venous haemorrhages. The evidenced hypercoagulable state associated with COVID19 infection together with the reported thrombotic-thrombocytopenic complication of adenovirus COVID19 vaccines were two important key players. Therapeutic anticoagulation was the main line of treatment.

Keywords: Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST); COVID 19 Pandemic

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Copyright: © 2021 Mohamed Ahmed Shafik and Noha A Aoueldahab. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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