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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Chapter 11 - Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis

Summary

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is the thrombosis of dural venous sinuses and/or cerebral veins. It accounts for 0.5% of all strokes. It occurs predominantly in the younger population (usually < 50 years old, median age of 37). Female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1, likely secondary to sex-specific thrombogenic states including pregnancy, puerperium, oral contraceptive pill use, and hormonal therapy.

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