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Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: An Uncommon Etiology of Stroke

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) accounts for ~1% of cases of stroke. More common in women, CVST is of particular interest because pregnancy and the puerperal period place women at increased risk.

Signs and symptoms of CVST are diverse and the diagnosis may be elusive. However, diagnosis is important because treatment may significantly reduce morbidity and mortality.