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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 233-237

Papilledema and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis due to polycythemia vera

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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Miss. Tamilarasy Vasanthakumaran
36 Ravenhill Crescent, Markham, Ontario
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_35_17

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The following case reports of a young male, a chronic alcoholic and smoker, who presented with an episode of severe headache and was admitted to emergency department in a tertiary care hospital. Clinical examination showed patient to have bilateral papilledema. Further investigations showed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and polycythemia vera. This case report emphasizes the importance of a thorough ophthalmic and neurological evaluation along with relevant biochemical investigations in patients presenting with a history of acute or persistent headache.

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