Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in Pregnancy

  • Shobha N. Gudi


The increased tendency for thrombosis due to physiological changes in pregnancy is a recognised risk factor for deep vein thrombosis, stroke and pulmonary embolism during the antenatal period as well as in puerperium. One such complication is cerebral venous thrombosis, presenting with severe headache, neurological deficits and seizures. The prognosis is good when diagnosis and management is not delayed. For the obstetrician, it would also be important to rule out other causes of convulsions and headache in pregnancy. Clinical entities like thrombophilias, which can affect future pregnancies and can have an impact on the contraceptive choices, need to be identified in such cases.


Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Superior Sagittal Sinus Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Cortical Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OBGSt Philomena’s HospitalBangaloreIndia

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