Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Bilateral Optic Disc Swelling and Bilateral Sixth Nerve Palsies in the Absence of Headache: A Case Report

Daisuke Nakata, Hiroshi Okada, Koji Ueoka, Yoshiaki Shimada, Atsuhiro Tanikawa, Masayuki Horiguchi, Yasuki Ito

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Abstract

Introduction: We report a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) that presented with bilateral optic disc swelling and diplopia in the absence of headaches. Case Presentation: A 54- year-old woman with no relevant medical history presented with a 2-week history of diplopia and no loss of visual acuity in each eye. Eye movements revealed bilateral abduction deficits, and fundoscopic examination revealed bilateral optic disc swelling. Non-contrast computed tomography of the head showed no abnormalities. Magnetic resonance venography revealed the absence of flow in the superior sagittal and left transverse sinuses as a consequence of thrombosis. The patient was diagnosed with intracranial hypertension associated with abducens nerve palsies secondary to CVST and was initiated on anticoagulant therapy. CVST can lead to stroke even in younger individuals. Conclusion: CVST should be considered in differential diagnosis when bilateral papilledema and abducens nerve palsies are present, even in the absence of headache or other neurological findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-05-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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