Diagnostic Strategies in Cerebral Sinus Vein Thrombosis

  • Marie-Germaine Bousser
  • Colette Goujon
  • Valeria Ribeiro
  • Jacques Chiras


For about 130 years after the initial description by Ribes in 1825 [1], cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) was mostly diagnosed at autopsy. This has led to the classical description [2–7] of a rare and severe disease characterized clinically by headache, papilledema, seizures, bilateral or alternating neurological deficits, progressive coma and death, and anatomically by an hemorrhagic and often bilateral cerebral infarction prohibiting the use of anticoagulants. In the last 35 years, angiography has made possible the diagnosis in patients [8–10]. Evidence has accumulated that the clinical spectrum of CVT is much wider than previously thought, as a major cause of the diagnostic problems [11–17].


Intracranial Hypertension Sinus Thrombosis Superior Sagittal Sinus Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Dural Sinus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Germaine Bousser
    • 1
  • Colette Goujon
    • 2
  • Valeria Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Jacques Chiras
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de NeurologieHôpital Saint AntoineParisFrance
  2. 2.Service de NeurochirurgieHôpital Henri MondorCreteilFrance
  3. 3.Service de NeuroradiologieHôpital de la SalpetriereParisFrance

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