A Very Rare Cerebral Complication of Chemotherapy in a Young Girl: A Difficult Diagnosis

Author(s): Wala B. Kridis, Afef Khanfir, Fatma Kammoun, Kheireddine B. Mahfoudh, Chahinez Triki, Mounir Frikha

Journal Name: Current Drug Safety

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Abstract:

Sagittal sinus thrombosis (SST) induced by chemotherapy is exceptional. We describe here a new case following the fourth cure of chemotherapy based on cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide in a 16-year-old patient with no obvious risk factors. Through this uncommon case which forms part of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), we propose to study the pathophysiology, the diagnosis and the management of this entity.

The exclusion of the other causes of CVST is important not only for the therapeutic implication but also for the prognosis. Then, accurate documentation of each case induced by chemotherapy is needed to further understanding.

Keywords: Cerebral thrombosis, chemotherapy, cisplatin.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2015
Page: [257 - 260]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1574886310666150518112823
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