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Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST): Causes, Risks, Complications, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Posted on- Feb 22, 2017
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Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) is the existence of blood clot in the dural membrane which drains blood from the vein. When blood cells do not drain from the brain, they may break and spill blood into the brain tissues, creating a brain haemorrhage. A stroke due to brain haemorrhage can damage the brain and central nervous system.

Causes of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) is a rare but severe condition and affects five people in 1 million each year. The prime cause of stroke due to Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) is the presence of blood clot. Formation of blood clot do not let blood pass through the vessels, as a result blood is not able to circulate in the brain, causing lack of oxygen in the brain, which leads to sudden brain stroke.

Risk factors of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) 

The risk factors contributing to Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) are different in adults and children.

Risk factors in adults


Risk factors in children


Symptoms of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

The symptoms of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) depend upon the location of the blood clot. If symptoms are detected early chances of reducing the risk increases.

Diagnosis of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

Initially, the doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a simple body checkup, which includes checking heartbeat and blood pressure. After that a doctor may order a diagnostic test to know the exact condition and position of the blood clot. Diagnosis tests used in diagnosis of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) are:
  • Angiography
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood test
  • Venography

Treatment and Prevention of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, which involves a diet full of nutrients and vitamins, avoid smoking and alcohol consumption and doing regular exercise.

The doctor will first try to treat the blood clot in the brain by giving medicines such as anti seizures and antibiotics. These medicines control or reduce the infection and seizure in the brain. Fluids and anticoagulants may also be, given to stop the thickening of blood. If a patient does not get any relief from medicines and other therapies, surgery has to perform to get rid of blood clot.

Complications of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)

Some complications associated with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) are:

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25-12-2017 04:18 AM

This treatment is needed when there is a blood clot.

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06-08-2017 11:23 PM

This is a very rare condition and I had suffered from It. Then I had my treatment done and results are not so bad.

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