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Cerebral Sinus Thrombosis in a 6-Year-Old Boy After a Minor Head Injury

Lebowitz, David C. MD*; Ko, Melissa W. MD; Cameron, Ella K. MD, MPH, MSc; Ko, Paul Y. MD, FACEP

Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000088
Illustrative Cases

Abstract: Posttraumatic cerebral sinus thrombosis is an uncommon disease in children that is rarely seen in the setting of a closed head injury. We report a 6-year-old boy who developed cerebral sinus thrombosis after an apparent minor head injury. The clinical presentation, neuroimaging findings, and treatment strategies are discussed. Serial neurological evaluation and close observation are important, and the decision for anticoagulation should be carefully considered with hematological consultants.

Author Information

From the *Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, FL; †SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY; and ‡Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Paul Y. Ko, MD, FACEP, 550 E Genesse St #103, Syracuse, NY 13202 (e-mail:

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.