Alexia without agraphia following cerebral venous thrombosis associated with protein C and protein S deficiency


Celebisoy N. , SAGDUYU A., ATAC C.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.108, no.1, pp.52-55, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2004.11.005
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-55

Abstract

A 26-year-old right handed female was admitted to hospital with right homonymous hemianopia associated with alexia without agraphia. Her cranial magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography revealed a left occipital venous infarction due to thrombosis of the left transverse, sigmoid sinuses and the left internal jugulary vein. The underlying conditions were protein C and protein S deficiency associated with the use of oral contraceptives. To our knowledge, alexia without agraphia has never been described due to a venous infarction associated with hereditary thrombophilia in the literature. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.