Cerebral venous thrombosis in adults.

Cerebral venous thrombosis in adults. Vasa. 2019 Apr 17;:1-10 Authors: Koennecke HC Abstract Thromboses of cerebral veins and/or sinuses (CVT) encompass a clinically rather heterogenous, relatively rare entity, which is nonetheless an important cause of stroke in the young. While until the mid of the last century the prognosis of CVT was thought to be poor or even fatal in the majority of cases, the advance and wider use of modern imaging technology since the early 1980s, together with the results of registries and population-based studies, revealed that CVT is more frequent and less life-threatening than previously assumed. However, because headache is frequently the only symptom, many oligosymptomatic cases might be overlooked. Both, CT- and MR-venography are suitable methods to confirm or rule out CVT, while the sensitivity of laboratory tests (D-dimer) alone is too low to rely on. Despite low evidence anticoagulation remains the treatment of choice during the acute phase and for secondary prevention. PMID: 30994053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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