Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a severe and rare pregnancy complication. The most common symptom is a headache. However, it is less common for headaches to be accompanied by seizures. Postpartum eclampsia (PPE) traditionally refers to convulsions within seven days, but convulsions can occur up to 4 weeks after birth. In this case report, we present our patient who developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, which is a very rare complication of the postpartum period and can be confused with late postpartum eclampsia.
Keywords: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, postpartum eclampsia, convulsion
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Ethical approval: Ethical approval was not received because it is a case report.
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Ergenoglu P. A rare cause of late postpartum convulsion: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
. Med Science. 2022;11(3):1357-8
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Corresponding Author: Pinar Ergenoglu, Baskent University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Adana, Turkey