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Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis after internal jugular vein cannulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1931408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis after central venous cannulation is presented. This occurred after a catheter had been in place for 5 days. The patient presented with thrombosis of the left internal jugular vein 4 days after removal of the catheter. Despite anticoagulation, the patient developed symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. Subsequently, a diagnosis of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis was made. The aetiology, diagnosis and management of this uncommon complication of central venous cannulation are discussed.
P H Stephens; G Lennox; N Hirsch; D Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-16     Completed Date:  1991-12-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Esophageal Stenosis / surgery
Esophagus / surgery
Jugular Veins*
Middle Aged
Papilledema / etiology
Postoperative Period
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology*,  radiography
Thrombosis / etiology*

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