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Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare but potentially life-threatening medical condition. We describe a case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with headache, speech defects, and visual disturbances, and was later diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. The article describes a possible risk of such thrombotic events with exposure to high altitude environment in patients with coagulation defects such as Factor V Leiden mutation. Besides, such neurological conditions can occur independent of altitude illness and need to be recognized as their management differs.

Original publication




Journal article


High Alt Med Biol

Publication Date





60 - 62


Altitude, Anticoagulants, Enoxaparin, Factor V, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Phenprocoumon, Radiography, Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial, Thrombophilia