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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Dec;189(6 Suppl):S64-75.

Radiologic diagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis: pictorial review.

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Department of Radiology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 750 E Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210, USA. poonc@upstate.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Cerebral venous thrombosis is often associated with nonspecific clinical complaints. In addition, the imaging findings are often subtle. Underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis can lead to severe consequences, including hemorrhagic infarction and death.

CONCLUSION:

This article reviews the radiologic findings and diagnostic pitfalls of cerebral venous thrombosis. After completing this article, the readers should have an improved ability to diagnose cerebral venous thrombosis accurately, using the optimal imaging tools to achieve this goal.

PMID:
18029905
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.07.7015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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