Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2005; 11(34): 5404-5407
Published online Sep 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i34.5404
Cerebral sinus thrombosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A case report
Hasan Umit, Talip Asil, Yahya Celik, Ahmet Tezel, Gulbin Dokmeci, Nermin Tuncbilek, Ufuk Utku, Ali Riza Soylu
Hasan Umit, Ahmet Tezel, Gulbin Dokmeci, Ali Riza Soylu, Department of Gastroenterology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne 22030, Turkey
Talip Asil, Yahya Celik, Ufuk Utku, Department of Neurology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne 22030, Turkey
Nermin Tuncbilek, Department of Radiology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne 22030, Turkey
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Correspondence to: Dr. Hasan Umit, Trakya Üniversitesi Týp Fakültesi, Gastroenteroloji BD, Gullapoglu Yerleskesi, Edirne 22030, Turkey.
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Received: January 9, 2005
Revised: January 23, 2005
Accepted: January 26, 2005
Published online: September 14, 2005

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathophysiology of IBD is probably the result of the complex interaction of genetic susceptibility and environmental influences. There is a well-known risk of thrombosis in patients with IBD. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with ulcerative colitis, who spontaneously developed intracranial sinus thrombosis that was treated with low molecular weight heparin. Literature was searched to assess the frequency and characteristics of cerebral sinus thrombosis in IBD and the role of certain etiopathological factors in such thrombotic patients.

Keywords: Inflammatory bowel disease, Cerebrovascular thrombosis, Cerebral sinus thrombosis