J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692216
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Sonographic Diagnosis of Neonatal Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis

Puneet Singh Kochar
1  Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
,
Harpreet Sawhney
1  Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
,
Pranav Sharma
1  Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
,
Priti Soin
2  Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weil Cornell College of Medicine, New York, United States
,
Caitlin Pirreca
1  Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
,
Dana Schwartz
1  Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.
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Publication History

31 January 2019

28 April 2019

Publication Date:
07 June 2019 (online)

Abstract

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon but fatal disease in the pediatric age group, with a neonatal preponderance. The clinical presentation is nonspecific. Within the first 48 hours, the neonate usually presents with nonspecific signs such as respiratory distress, poor tone, and asphyxia. Neurological signs such as seizures, lethargy, apnea, and poor feeding set in later. We present the case of a neonatal CVT, presenting as asphyxia and respiratory depression on day 1 of life. CVT was diagnosed on neonatal cranial ultrasound. The patient died 3 days later.