Anesthesia for cesarean delivery in the term pregnant following acute onset severe intracranial superior sagittal sinus thrombosis

Gunaydin B., Candan N., Onan A., EMMEZ Ö. H.

Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica, vol.60, no.3, pp.189-190, 2009 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-190
  • Keywords: Cesarean delivery, General anesthesia, Intracranial venous thrombosis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Intracranial venous thrombosis is rarely seen prior to delivery. We present our anesthetic management of a term parturient with an acute onset severe superior sagittal sinus thrombosis urgently referred to us. General anesthesia was performed in order to avoid potential increased risk of morbidity after spinal anesthesia in this particular parturient. © Acta Anæsthesiologica Belgica, 2009.