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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8314040, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8314040
Case Report

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis during Everest Expedition: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA
2Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
3Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Received 23 June 2016; Accepted 19 October 2016

Academic Editor: Mathias Toft

Copyright © 2016 P. Khanal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare but serious disorder that is associated with a poor clinical outcome. We report a 35-year-old man who had a severe headache and diplopia while climbing Mount Everest. His MR venography showed right transverse and right sigmoid sinus thrombosis. He improved on anticoagulant and symptomatic measures. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis at high altitude is discussed.