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Medicina interna de México

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CRUZ-HERNANDEZ, Víctor et al. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis during puerperium. Med. interna Méx. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.3, pp.388-393. ISSN 0186-4866.


Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a cerebrovascular disorder characterized by partial or complete blockage of one or more venous sinuses or cerebral veins.


A retrospective, observational and descriptive study was done in which records of obstetric patients admitted to the Internal Medicine service of Hospital Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso, Oaxaca, Mexico, were reviewed in a period of five years (2009-2014), who had a clinical and radiological diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.


Six patients were found, with an average age of 23 years with the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, six were enrolled in the postpartum period. Occasional causes were: three primary antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome, one had protein C deficiency, one case was receiving oral hormonal and one case of idiopathic etiology. In relation to treatment, all received anticoagulation with good response.


Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis presented in our midst at least once a year, the most common cause is autoimmune antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome/cerebral venous sinus thrombosis type.

Keywords : Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis; Postpartum period.

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