HEADACHE AS A SYMPTOM IN CEREBRAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS
Objective: Headache is a very common symptom in patients with venous sinus thrombosis. The purpose of this article
is to emphasize on the importance of this symptom in patients with venous sinus thrombosis in order to help in early
diagnosis and management of such patients.
Materials and methods: The study was a cross sectional study conducted in Peshawar institute of medical sciences
from 1st august 2014 to 1st april 2015 during which 105 cases of MRV (Magnetic resonance venogaphy) were reported.
In patients with venous sinus thrombosis on MRV we specifically asked about history of headache in order to assess
the frequency of headache in such patients.
RESULTS: History of headache was present in 82 patients (90%), who had venous sinus thrombosis (91 out of 105)
Conclusion: Headache is a very common symptom in patients with venous sinus thrombosis and in appropriate clinical
setting MRV should be done in such patients to exclude t