Computed Tomography Perfusion Showing Cerebral Hypoperfusion in a Patient with Acute Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis —A Case Report

We report the case of a patient with acute CVST, showing perfusion abnormalities on computed tomography perfusion with perfusion defect in the relevant hemisphere. The defect was found in a region adjacent to the occluded sinus and was not corresponding to an arterial territory. To the best of our knowledge this is the first ever report on CT perfusion abnormalities few hours after acute symptom onset in CVST.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: The Neurologist - Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Emilio Rodríguez-Castro1,2, Manuel Rodríguez-Yáñez1,2, Susana Arias1,2, María Santamaría1,2, Iria López-Dequidt1,2, Ignacio López-Loureiro1, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez1, Pablo Hervella1, Tomás Sobrino1, Francisco Campos1, José Castillo1* and Ramón Iglesias-Rey1* 1Clinical Neurosciences Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Clinical University Hospital, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain2Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 332. Antithrombotic Therapy: Management of Challenging Patients and Scenarios Source Type: research
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Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Neuropharmacology - Category: Neurology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neuroimaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigative Study Source Type: research
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