Open Access Observational Study Article ID: AHCRR-2-109

    The Epidemiology and Prognosis of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in a Third Level Hospital

    José David Galián Ramírez*, Vladimir Rosa Salazar, Leticia Guirado Torrecillas, Sonia Otálora Valderrama, María Encarnación Hernández Contreras, María del Mar García Méndez and Bartolomé García Pérez

    Objectives: To analyze several characteristics of patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a third level hospital and to find any factors that could be related to poor progress.

    Materials and methods: A retrospective study was carried out of patients hospitalized from 2000 to 2014 and diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

    Results: 55 patients with an average age of 30.2 years old were included in the study. 73.1% had an associated risk factor. 72.7% received anticoagulation treatment during the acute phase, while 67.2% received long-term anticoagulation treatment for an average period of 5.3 months. 58.1% of patients developed complications deriving from the disease itself, 5.4% died, therefore no statistically significant association was found with any of the variables studied.

    Conclusions: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a rare entity. This series, the patients were young, with a very high rate of complications (58%), although with low mortality (5%), which prevented us from finding factors associated with a bad prognosis..


    Published on: Aug 8, 2017 Pages: 16-18

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ahcrr.000009
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