Cerebral sinus thrombosis complicating ulcerative colitis

Asuka Nakarai, Ohe Hirotoki, Daisuke Uchida, Norifumi Numata, Yoko Kominami, Hiroshi Matsushita, Shintaro Nanba, Ota Shigeru, Tsuneyoshi Ogawa, Manabu Kurome, Toru Ueki, Masahiro Nakagawa, Yasuyuki Araki, Motowo Mizuno

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A 40-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis (UC) was admitted to our hospital because of diminution of consciousness and left palsy. UC had been diagnosed 6 years before, but had not been treated. MRI revealed complete obstruction of the superior sagittal sinus. Cerebral sinus thrombosis, as a complication of UC, was diagnosed. We started anticoagulant therapy, but she passed away 5 days later. UC has been reported to show hypercoagulation status, leading to deep vein thrombosis within the body which sometimes causes pulmonary infarction, but occurrence of cerebral sinus thrombosis is rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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