A Bloody Mess!

Michael C. Brodsky, Valérie Biousse

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • intracranial hypertension
  • optic disk hemorrhage
  • papilledema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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