Cerebral venous thrombosis presenting with isolated vision loss misdiagnosed as optic neuritis
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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare cerebrovascular condition with an annual incidence of 12.3 per million . It represents approximately 0.5–1% of all strokes, usually affecting young individuals, and is more frequent in females [1, 2]. The diagnosis and management of CVT remain challenging due to its variable clinical manifestations, diverse underlying causes, and the lack of uniform treatment approaches. Headache is the most common symptom presenting in 90% of patients. Less common symptoms are hemiparesis, seizures, impaired consciousness, and visual disturbance . CVT presenting with isolated papilledema and vision loss is extremely rare [3, 4]. Here, we report a case of CVT with vision loss as the first and sole symptom, which had initially been misdiagnosed.
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