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, cilt.108, sa.1, ss.52-55, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 108 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2004.11.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.52-55


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.