IMAGES IN PAEDIATRICS: Sinovenous thrombosis due to mastoiditis

Prasad, Sashank; Liu, Grant T.; Abend, Nicholas S.; Ichord, Rebecca N.
September 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2007, Vol. 92 Issue 9, p749
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a case of a child with history of headache, diplopia and mastoid pain. The child has been diagnosed with mastoiditis, received intravenous antibiotics and underwent mastoidectomy. However, headache and diplopia had persisted so a neurology service was consulted. Accordingly, the examination has revealed right sixth nerve palsy and bilateral papilloedema. Several images depicting mastoid opacification, inflammation, and ipsilateral jugular and sigmoid venous sinus thrombosis through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are presented.


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