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Imaging patterns of venous-related brain injury in children


Venous-related brain injury is a common form of cerebrovascular injury in children and encompasses a diverse group of cerebrovascular diagnoses. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to introduce the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology and various imaging patterns of venous-related cerebral injury in children. Unifying concepts to better understand the effects of venous hypertension in the developing brain will be emphasized. These unifying concepts will provide the imaging professional with a conceptual framework to better understand and confidently identify imaging patterns of venous-related cerebral injury.

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Linscott, L.L., Leach, J.L., Jones, B.V. et al. Imaging patterns of venous-related brain injury in children. Pediatr Radiol 47, 1828–1838 (2017).

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  • Brain injury
  • Children
  • Vascular malformation
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Venous