Antenatal thrombosis of torcular herophili presenting with anemia, consumption coagulopathy and high-output cardiac failure in a preterm infant

V. Pandey, K. Dummula, Prabhu Parimi

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Abstract

Dural sinus malformation occasionally results in the development of giant venous lakes involving torcular herophili. Such dilatation can result in the formation of a massive venous thrombus leading to ventriculomegaly/ hydrocephalus. Although, majority of patients have an unremarkable clinical course owing to spontaneous resolution of the thrombus, significant morbidity and mortality has been documented. We report the first case of torcular thrombosis in a preterm infant who survived severe anemia, consumption coagulopathy and high-output cardiac failure during the neonatal period and had a normal neurological outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-730
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Premature Infants
Anemia
Thrombosis
Heart Failure
Hydrocephalus
Lakes
Dilatation
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • dural sinus malformations
  • neonate
  • preterm infant
  • torcular herophili

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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