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A case of cerebral venous thrombosis caused by masked mastoiditis

Yukari OCHIAI1,2), Mariko MATSUMURA1,2), Chikage YOSHIZAWA1,2), Yuka IKEUCHI2), Yasuo SUNAGA2), Masahiko TASHIRO2), Takumi TAKIZAWA1), Hirokazu ARAKAWA1)

This is a case of a six-year-old girl who presented with prolonged vomiting and headache, indicating intracranial hypertension. Although she showed no signs of acute otitis media, computed tomography of the brain revealed mastoiditis and cerebral venous thrombosis. Because she had abducens palsy and intracranial hypertension with papilledema but no abnormal cerebrospinal fluid findings, she was diagnosed with otitic hydrocephalus caused by masked mastoiditis.

1) Department of Pediatrics, Gunma University Hospital
2) Department of Pediatrics, Gunma Chuo General Hospital

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Received July 11, 2012
Accepted November 30, 2012

24 (4):451─455,2013