Cerebral venous thrombosis: diagnosis dilemma

  • Pipat Chiewvit | siscv@mahidol.ac.th Department of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • Siriwan Piyapittayanan Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Niphon Poungvarin Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

Cerebral venous thrombosis is increasing common disease in daily practice with sharing clinical nonspecific symptoms. This disorder is potentially lethal but treatable, oftenly it was overlooked in both clinical and radiologic in routine practice.  Whenever, clinical suspected, prompt investigation by noninvasive imaging such as conventional technique of CT, MR or advanced modilities such as CTV, MRV will helpful in prompt diagnosis and treatment. These imaging modalities may reveal either direct sign( visualization of intraluminal clot) and indirect signs ( paranchymatous change, intracranial hemorrhage). By using of effective treatment will improve the prognosis of the patient. This review summarizes insights into etiology, incidence, imaging modalities and current of the treatment.

 

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2011-12-15
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Cerebral venous thrombosis, CT, MR
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Chiewvit, P., Piyapittayanan, S., & Poungvarin, N. (2011). Cerebral venous thrombosis: diagnosis dilemma. Neurology International, 3(3), e13. https://doi.org/10.4081/ni.2011.e13