Traumatic dural venous sinus thrombosis; a challenge in management of head injury patients

Fardad T Afshari, Kamal Makram Yakoub, Athanasios Zisakis, Allan Thomas, Ismail Ughratdar, Steven Sturman, Antonio Belli

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Venous sinus thrombosis secondary to traumatic brain injury and head trauma is increasingly detected following contrast enhanced cranial imaging in acute trauma. The presence of sinus thrombosis poses further challenges in the management of traumatic brain injury patients with cerebral contusions, intraparenchymal haemorrhages or subdural/extradural haemorrhages. The decision to anti-coagulate such trauma induced venous sinus thrombosis is controversial and requires further attention and research to delineate risks versus benefits of treatment. In this article we report 4 cases of venous sinus thrombosis following head trauma and review the literature on management of such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Early online date28 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • Venous sinus thrombosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Anticoagulation
  • Head injury


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