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Bilateral thalamic infarction—a rare manifestation of dural venous sinus thrombosis

Authors
Journal
Clinical Imaging
0899-7071
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2009.05.008
Keywords
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Imaging
  • Infarct
  • Stroke
  • Thalamus
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Bilateral infarctions of the thalamus account for only a small fraction of ischemic strokes and carry a poor prognosis. These infarcts rarely have a venous etiology. A case secondary to straight sinus thrombosis is presented. Difficulties in considering the diagnosis and its radiological appearances are discussed. A simple imaging pathway including computed tomographic angiography and magnetic resonance imaging including a susceptibility-weighted sequence is presented in order to facilitate determination of the exact etiology in order to optimize therapy accordingly.

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