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Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy: a case report

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Malgorzata Wiszniewska,1,2 Urszula Wlodarczyk2

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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare, multi-symptomatic, and serious complication in pregnancy. CVS constitutes 2% of the causes of strokes in pregnancy. The most common symptoms of cerebral venous thrombosis are: headaches (74%), seizures (50%), limb paresis (38%), disturbed consciousness (45%), visual disturbances (24%). We present our 28-year-old pregnant patient because the dominant symptom was hemi -choreoathetotic movement, which made the daily life very difficult. After the differential diagnostic examinations we recognized cerebral venous thrombosis. After anti-clotting treatment, the symptoms resolved. We would like to point out that such a disorder in pregnant women may also be a symptom of cerebral venous thrombosis.


Cerebral venous thrombosis, pregnancy, headache, seizure