Causes of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

In this article, we will discuss various Causes of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. So, let’s get started.

Causes

General

  • Pregnancy and postpartum state
  • Sepsis or septic shock
  • Prolonged dehydration or hypotension
  • Oral contraceptive use
  • Polycythemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Leukemia
  • Hyperviscosity syndrome
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Deficiency of proteins C and S
  • Debilitating states or malignancy
  • Postoperative condition/state
  • Cyanotic heart disease

Local

  • Sinusitis
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otitis
  • Pyogenic meningitis
  • Subdural empyema
  • Facial skin infection
  • Trauma, e.g. head injury
  • Jugular vein catheterization
  • Skull fracture
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