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Cerebral venous thrombosis after myelography with iopamidol

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A young man developed intracranial hypertension immediately after myelography with nonionic water-soluble contrast medium (iopamidol). Cerebral angiography showed extensive cerebral venous thrombosis. The common causes of thrombophlebitis were excluded. A relationship to the contrast medium was strongly suspected, since a similar case has been reported. The rheological properties and haemoconcentration induced by iopamidol could explain this complication.

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Brugeilles, H., Pénisson-Besnier, I., Pasco, A. et al. Cerebral venous thrombosis after myelography with iopamidol. Neuroradiology 38, 534–536 (1996).

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Key words

  • Cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Myelography
  • Iopamidol