Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus Academic Article uri icon


  • Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare cause of focal neurological damage in patients with SLE. We describe a patient with SLE who presented with a focal neurological deficit and subsequently developed increased intracranial pressure. A superior sagittal sinus thrombosis was diagnosed by MRI. The association between SLE and superior sagittal sinus throm bosis is discussed. Early diagnosis is essential because treatment leads to a positive clinical outcome.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996

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