The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 221–227 | Cite as

The complementary role of angiography and CT in the diagnosis of cerebral sinovenous occlusion

  • Perani D. 
  • Caverni L. 
  • Tonon C. 
  • Pieralli S. 
  • Scotti G. 
  • Valsecchi F. 
Original Articles


Three patients with angiographic and CT findings of cerebral sinovenous occlusion are described.

Filling defects within the venous pathways are well demonstrated by angiography. Some of the most characteristic CR signs are here described. Full evaluation, including the clinical history, angiography and computed tomography is essential.


Sinovenous thrombosis computed tomography angiography 


Vengono descritti tre pazienti con segni angiografici e tomodensitometrici di trombosi venosa del circolo intracranico. I difetti di ri empimento del circolo venoso son ben dimostrati dall'angiografia. Si decrivono alcuni degli aspetti tomodensitometrici più caratteristici. Viene sottolineata inoltre l'utilità di una completa valutazione clinica e neurocardiologica di questa patologia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Perani D. 
    • 1
  • Caverni L. 
    • 1
  • Tonon C. 
    • 1
  • Pieralli S. 
    • 1
  • Scotti G. 
    • 1
  • Valsecchi F. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Servizio di Neuroradiologia dell'Ente Ospedaliero NiguardaMilano

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