Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Fall 2014

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo


Strokes, Sinuses, Case Studies

Subject Categories

Cardiovascular Diseases | Medical Pathology | Nursing


Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an uncommon condition with incidence resulting in approximately 1-3 % of all strokes. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis remains often unrecognized initially due to its vague manifestations of symptoms which range from isolated headaches to focal neurological signs and symptoms. CVST is slightly more common in women, particularly in the age group of 20 to 35, due to pregnancy, puerperium and oral contraceptive use (Stam, 2005).



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