Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system due to bilateral jugular vein thrombosis

Dileep R. Yavagal, Deqing Geng, Serra Akar, Ferdinando Buonanno, Santosh Kesari

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Abstract

Objective: To describe a novel cause of meningeal siderosis due to intermittent subarachnoid bleeding caused by chronic bilateral jugular vein thrombosis. Design: Case report and review of literature. Patient: A 51-year-old man with a distant history of cervical injury who presented with transient aphasia in the setting of progressive cognitive decline. Intervention: Neurological examination, magnetic resonance imaging, lumbar puncture, and angiogram. Results: The patient had intermittent subarachnoid bleeding resulting from extensive venous collaterals in the neck and cervical spine due to chronic bilateral jugular vein thrombosis. Conclusion: Unexplained neurological deterioration and history of cervical trauma warrants diagnostic consideration of superficial siderosis and jugular vein thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1271
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of neurology
Volume67
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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