[Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT)]

S Servais, F Scholtes, S Roemers, D Martin
Revue Médicale de Liège 2009, 64 (1): 25-31
Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare cause of stroke. Clinical presentation is not very specific and can be very variable. Imaging establishes the diagnosis in the majority of cases. Specially, magnetic resonance venography has high sensitivity and is presently the gold standard. Long term prognosis of cerebral venous thrombosis is generally good and few patients remain handicapped in the long term. Evolution is however unpredictable. Treatment strategies follow three axes: anti-thrombotic treatment, symptomatic measures and treatment of the cause if one is found.

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