What Is Cerebral Thrombosis?
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a blood clot of a cerebral vein in the brain. This vein is responsible
for draining blood from the brain. If blood collects in this vein, it will begin to leak into brain tissues and
cause a hemorrhage or severe brain swelling.
What Causes Cerebral Thrombosis?
The most common causes for cerebral vein and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in adults are: • Medications that contain estrogen such as birth control pills, patch or ring and estrogen replacement therapy. Elevated levels of estrogen in pregnancy and post-pregnancy period.
What Are the Symptoms of Cerebral Thrombosis?
The symptoms of Cerebral Thrombosis may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures.