Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis associated with iron deficiency anemia secondary to severe Menorrhagia: A case report

Fernando Corrales-Medina, Leon Grant, Daniela Egas-Bejar, Zoila Valdivia-Ascuna, Nidra Rodriguez, Pedro Mancias

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Abstract

Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis is a rare condition presenting with a wide spectrum of nonspecific symptoms that can make early diagnosis difficult. Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis has been associated with various etiologies. Iron deficiency anemia associated with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in teenagers is rare. We present a teenage patient with complete thrombosis of the vein of Galen, straight sinus, and left internal cerebral vein associated with iron deficiency anemia due to severe menorrhagia. Mechanisms that can explain the association between iron deficiency anemia and thrombosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP62-NP64
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Sinovenous thrombosis
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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