Jornal de Neurologia Clínica e Experimental


An unexpected cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in a boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report

Farhangi Hamid, Elmi Saghi, Ahmadi Sina, Khodabandeh Mina, Alamdaran Seyed Ali, Seyedi SeyedJavad, Javid Asma

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy in children. Prednisone, Vincristine, Cytarabine and also L-Asparaginase are usually used in induction chemotherapy. Thrombovascular events such as Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis (CSVT) are one of the most common complications of the disease that may arise during or even after the treatment. Majority of the cases of CSVT are either directly attributed to ALL or considered as a consequence of using chemotherapy agents mentioned above. In this manuscript we present an 8-years-old boy diagnosed with ALL who exhibited seizure attack following his first chemotherapy cession. CSVT was finally diagnosed due to manifestations and assessments.