An Unusual Presentation of Bee Sting: Internal Jugular Vein-Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis

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Celikbilek A., Yildirim U., Okur A., Bolat E., Adam M., Atalay T.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.37, no.4, pp.148-150, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2015.8222
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-150


Bee stings are commonly encountered worldwide, in the rural population in particular. We present the case of a young woman who was admitted with a complaint of severe persistent headache after a bee sting. Her routine laboratory, serologic, genetic, and coagulation tests were normal. Inflammatory, autoimmune, tumor, and hepatitis markers were negative. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a filling defect in the right sigmoid sinus and internal jugular vein. Lumbar puncture revealed an opening pressure of 250 mmH(2)O. Based on the diagnosis of internal jugular vein-sigmoid sinus thrombosis, the patient was treated with anticoagulation therapy resulting in a complete recovery within two weeks.