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Cerebral venous thrombosis: diagnosis dilemma

Author(s): Pipat Chiewvit | Siriwan Piyapittayanan | Niphon Poungvarin

Journal: Neurology International
ISSN 2035-8385

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: e13;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cerebral venous thrombosis | CT | MR

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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