November-December 2016

ADULT BRAIN

Frequency of Adequate Contrast Opacification of the Major Intracranial Venous Structures with CT Angiography in the Setting of Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Comparison of 16- and 64-Section CT Angiography Techniques

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Josser E. Delgado Almandoz

Pamela Schaefer

Pamela Schaefer

Dural venous sinus thrombosis as a cause of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is often a difficult diagnosis to make due to nonspecific presenting symptoms and complex patterns of hemorrhage and edema on CT and MRI.

Prior to our study, our standard … more »

Interventional

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Systematic Review of 185 Cases

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Fazeel M. Siddiqui

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare cause of stroke. Usual treatment includes anticoagulation, but there is a subset of patients who do not do well despite adequate anticoagulation. In those cases, CVT can rapidly progress to cause ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, cerebral edema and mass effect, and eventually death. In … more »

Introduction

An Update on Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

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Dr. Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj

From the days of limited knowledge through the autopsy series, imaging techniques have vastly expanded our understanding of almost every aspect of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), including demography, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and outcome. CVT is responsible for only 0.5 to 1% of stroke; however, it is well known to … more »