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Disease or Condition — Brain and Nerve Disorders:
pyogenic venous thrombosis

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Description

Venous sinus thrombophlebitis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one of the large veins in the brain, known as the dural venous sinuses. This can cause inflammation and swelling of the vein, leading to a decrease in blood flow and increased pressure in the brain. Symptoms of venous sinus thrombophlebitis include headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and seizures. Treatment typically involves anticoagulant medications to prevent further clotting, and sometimes surgery to remove the clot.

Synonyms
  • venous sinus phlebitis
  • venous sinus thrombophlebitis

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