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Headache with markedly hypodense cerebral venous sinuses
  1. Pradeep Kumar Maurya1,
  2. Tushant Kumar2,
  3. Dinkar Kulshreshtha1,
  4. Ajai Kumar Singh1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pradeep Kumar Maurya, Department of Neurology, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Vibhuti Khand, Gomati Nagar, Lucknow, UP 226010, India; pkm730{at}gmail.com

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An 18-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of global headache with lassitude and dyspnoea on exertion. Clinical examination was unremarkable except for pallor and tachycardia. An unenhanced CT of the cranium showed marked hypodensity in the region of the superior sagittal and transverse venous sinuses (figure 1A). The ambient cistern appeared to be effaced on CT. In view of the headache and hypoattenuating venous sinuses on CT, the possibility of thrombosis of …

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