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Author Hafed, Barhoumi Mohamed ♦ Houcem, Ragmoun ♦ Wassim, Saidi ♦ Taieb, Guizani ♦ Waddah, Manssouri ♦ Mohamed, Liouane ♦ Ridha, Fatnassi Mohamed
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher African Field Epidemiology Network
File Format HTM / HTML
Language French
Difficulty Level Medium
Alternative Title Clinical and therapeutic aspects of post-partum cerebral thrombophlebites
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Abstract Cerebral thrombophlebites are rare but life-threatening conditions (1/5000 births). Pregnancy and postpartum are predisposing factors: clinical presentation vary and may be misleading, dominated by headaches, convulsions and neurological deficits but showing no specific features. Physical examination often generates informations unavailable and misleading because cerebral thrombophlebites share symptoms with other affections. A definitive diagnosis can be made only neuroradiologically. Brain MRI is currently the reference method; it allows visualization of the venous thrombus and its evolution. The treatment of cerebral thrombophlebites is essentially medical based on anticoagulant drugs. We here report four cases with post partum cerebral thrombophlebites. The aim of our study and review of the literature is to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and adequate therapy.
Description Country affiliation: Tunisia
Author Affiliation: Hafed BM ( Service d'Anesthésie Réanimation, CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.); Houcem R ( Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique- CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.); Wassim S ( Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique- CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.); Taieb G ( Service d'Anesthésie Réanimation, CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.); Waddah M ( Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique- CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.); Mohamed L ( Clinique de Radiologie de Kairouan, Tunisie.); Ridha FM ( Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique- CHU Ibn El Jazzar, Kairouan, Tunisie.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-01-01
Publisher Place Uganda
e-ISSN 19378688
Journal Pan African Medical Journal
Volume Number 25


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus