Endovascular treatment of venous sinus thrombosis: a case report and review of the literature
- 1Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
- 2Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
- 3Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
- Correspondence to Dr S M Nimjee, Box 3807 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA;
- Received 9 May 2010
- Revised 11 September 2010
- Accepted 15 September 2010
- Published Online First 23 October 2010
Dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST) is a pathological phenomenon resulting from vascular occlusion of the cerebral venous sinuses. The mainstay of therapy for DVST is anticoagulation but more aggressive interventional therapies must be considered when medical therapy fails. A case is presented of a patient who was diagnosed with DVST, medically treated immediately but continued to deteriorate. Invasive endovascular therapies ultimately obliterated the thrombi in her sinuses. A brief review of the literature is reported.
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