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Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a patient presenting with pregnancy induced hypertension and eclampsia

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D Kumarasinghe,

Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Senior Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia, Teaching Hospital, Kandy
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A Ratnayake,

Teaching Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia, Teaching Hospital, Kandy
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Don Padmalal Desilva ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Peradeniya
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Vasanthi Pinto

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Peradeniya
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Abstract

A primi at 35 weeks of gestation presented with symptoms and signs of severe pregnancy induced hypertension. Soon after admission she developed eclampsia. A healthy baby was delivered by emergency lower segment cesarean section. The patient developed bilateral lower extremity weakness 12 hours after surgery. A contrast CT identified superior sagittal sinus thrombosis as the cause of her symptoms. The patient was anti-coagulated and made a complete recovery.

How to Cite: Kumarasinghe, D. et al., (2017). Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a patient presenting with pregnancy induced hypertension and eclampsia. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 25(1), pp.50–52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i1.8193
Published on 03 Feb 2017.
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