A 15-year-old girl presented with a unilateral sixth nerve palsy and papilledema after a severe headache. Magnetic resonance imaging showed thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus and proximal right transverse sinus that were attributed to oral contraceptive use after a coagulation workup was negative. Systemic anticoagulation caused a hemorrhagic papillopathy in both eyes, raising the question as to whether anticoagulation should be discontinued. Diagnostic and management issues regarding cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with secondary intracranial hypertension are discussed.
- cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
- intracranial hypertension
- optic disk hemorrhage
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