Aseptic Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

  • M. Jacewicz
  • F. Plum


Although aseptic thrombosis of the cerebral veins and dural sinuses has been clinically recognized for more than a century, physicians often overlook the diagnosis [1–3]. Several reasons may explain this deficiency: cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is relatively rare; it produces subtle and often ambiguous symptoms, and it may accompany severe and diverse systemic illnesses [1,3–6]. The advent of angiography and increasingly accurate CT and MRI imaging, however, have increased the capability for successful antemortem diagnosis [5,7–10]. The growing evidence that the use of anticoagulants enhances the likelihood of clinical recovery [6] adds urgency to the need for prompt and accurate diagnosis before brain hemorrhage and infarction develop.


Sinus Thrombosis Superior Sagittal Sinus Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Dural Sinus Cerebral Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jacewicz
    • 1
  • F. Plum
    • 1
  1. 1.Cerebrovascular Disease Research Center Department of NeurologyCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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