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Dural sinus thrombosis: a not so unusual clinical presentation
  1. Y Freund1,
  2. J Bokobza1,
  3. E Magalhaes2,
  4. B Riou1
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Hopital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology and Stroke Center, Hopital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Yonathan Freund, Service d'Accueil des urgences, Hopital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47-83 Bd de l'hopital, Paris, France; yonathanfreund{at}

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A 43-year-old woman presented to the ED with transitory neurological symptoms: beginning in the morning, she had loss of strength in her right arm and vertigo for a few seconds.

She had no medical history, except for migraines and gastro-oesophageal reflux, and took no medication other than combined oral contraceptive pills.

On examination, she had no neurological deficit. She only complained about a headache (with a pain similar to when she has migraines) and …

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