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Arch Neurol. 2010 Oct;67(10):1269-71. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2010.255.

Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system due to bilateral jugular vein thrombosis.

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  • 1Department of Neurosciences, Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0819, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe a novel cause of meningeal siderosis due to intermittent subarachnoid bleeding caused by chronic bilateral jugular vein thrombosis.

DESIGN:

Case report and review of literature.

PATIENT:

A 51-year-old man with a distant history of cervical injury who presented with transient aphasia in the setting of progressive cognitive decline.

INTERVENTION:

Neurological examination, magnetic resonance imaging, lumbar puncture, and angiogram.

RESULTS:

The patient had intermittent subarachnoid bleeding resulting from extensive venous collaterals in the neck and cervical spine due to chronic bilateral jugular vein thrombosis.

CONCLUSION:

Unexplained neurological deterioration and history of cervical trauma warrants diagnostic consideration of superficial siderosis and jugular vein thrombosis.

PMID:
20937957
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