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Background and objective: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a common cause of cerebrovascular accident (stroke). CVT is caused due to blockage in blood flow either in cerebral veins or in dural sinuses. The objective of this study was to determine prevalence of various clinical and imaging characteristics in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis.

Methods: A descriptive retrospective cross-sectional patient data was collected from November 2019 to February 2021. This study was conducted in Neurology Department in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, Pakistan. This study contains patient medical histories of 60 patients who were admitted in two and a half year time. Monitoring for any seizure occurrence was carried out for all the patients included in this study. Patient medical histories were examined and CT, MRI and MRV Brain were performed.

Results: Superior sagittal sinus was spotted as a hot spot location for CVT. Mean age calculated was 30 while more frequency was recorded in female patients.

Conclusion: CVT is a condition with more prevalence in younger population with more affected females than males. Most common presentation of CVT is headache. Superior sagittal sinuses involved in majority of cases reported. Specificity of modalities used and neurological manifestations needs a validation through a larger cohort study.

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