Interictal regional delta slowing in cerebral sinus vein thrombosis

Sharon Aharoni, Hadassa Goldberg-Stern, Liora Kornreich, Avinoam Shuper

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Abstract

The electroencephalographic finding of regional delta activity should alert to the possibility of an underlying structural abnormality of the brain as a cause. A 5-year-old boy, who presented with severe headache and focal seizures, had normal neurological examination and brain CT findings. The initial electroencephalograph showed focal delta activity. An emergent brain MRI disclosed a thrombosis of the left sigmoid sinus and jugular vein, but no parenchymal lesions. The regional delta activity can presumably serve as a marker for brain tissue damage in cerebral sinus vein thrombosis, and sometimes, even to add information to that gained from imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologist
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cerebral sinus vein thrombosis
  • Neuronal injury
  • Regional delta slowing
  • Seizures

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