Unilateral deep cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with reversible secondary parkinsonism
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Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare, but an increasingly recognized condition with protean clinical manifestations, which represents a diagnostic challenge.
The thrombosis of the internal cerebral veins is responsible for only 2% of cerebral venous infarctions and in the majority of the cases leads to the bilateral involvement of the thalamus and basal ganglia .
The clinical manifestations range from headache, altered level of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, and focal neurological signs . In case of unilateral affection, arm weakness is a frequent sign, associated with neuropsychological changes and somnolence . Asymmetric parkinsonian symptoms which resemble Parkinson’s disease have been very rarely reported in the specialty literature . In all cases bilateral involvement of the thalamus and basal ganglia or the periventricular and...
This publication was supported by the internal research Grant of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targu Mures (15609/8/29.12.2017).
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