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Cerebral venous thrombosis in a post-partum patient


Anushka Seneviratna ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
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Ramani Pallemulle

Castle Street Hospital for Women, Colombo, LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist
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A 39-year-old primipara delivered a healthy baby by a category 2 caesarean section as there was thick meconium and variable decelerations in the cardiotocogram (CTG). She had an uncomplicated hospital stay and was sent home on day 2. On post-partum day 18 she presented to the hospital with focal fits which had secondary generalization. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed L/ anterior parietal venous haemorrhagic infarction secondary to superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. She was immediately started on low molecular weight heparin and following a repeat MRI she was discharged on warfarin with further follow up plan.

How to Cite: Seneviratna, A. and Pallemulle, R., 2019. Cerebral venous thrombosis in a post-partum patient. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 27(1), pp.97–99. DOI:
Published on 06 Feb 2019.
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