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Paediatr Int Child Health. 2012 Aug;32(3):167-70. doi: 10.1179/2046905512Y.0000000013.

Dural sinus thrombosis owing to polycythaemia vera in a 12-year-old girl.

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Department of Paediatrics, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.


Because of the rarity of dural sinus thrombosis in children with polycythaemia vera (PV), the options for diagnosis and treatment remain elusive. A 12-year-old girl was admitted with dural sinus thrombosis associated with PV, diagnosed by magnetic resonance venography. She was managed with interventional endovascular thrombolectomy and venoplasty, phlebotomy, hydroxyurea, low molecular weight heparin, and aspirin followed by warfarin. She made a good recovery without residual neurological deficit. This case highlights the importance of diagnosis and appropriate intervention with multi-modality treatments in patients with PV and thrombosis.

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