Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis can be a Life Threatening Medical Complication of Firearm Related Brain Injury
Categories: Firearm Related Brain Injury
What is sagittal sinus syndrome, and when might it occur following a firearm related traumatic brain injury?
Past Studies have focused on small numbers of people and their
This Study examines three cases of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in young adults with traumatic brain injury from civilian gunshot wounds. Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis is a medical complication that can occur after a gunshot wound to the brain. It is a serious condition and can be
Who May Be Affected By These Findings
Persons with traumatic brain injury from gunshot wounds and service providers.
Clear data are lacking for treatment duration. The authors indicate that there is a lack of agreement on how to best treat superior sagittal sinus thrombosis with medication.
Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis is a severe and significant complication, that can occur within days, weeks, or months of a firearm related brain injury. Rehabilitation professionals and persons with traumatic brain injury from firearms need to be alert for clinical symptoms of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis for an extended amount of time. Symptoms can
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Zafonte, R.; Black, K.; Mann, N.; Nepa, S.; & Watanabe, T. (1998). Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis: A complication of gunshot wound injuries to the brain. NeuroRehabilitation, (10), 61-66.