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Hyperdense Cerebral Sinus Vein Thrombosis on Computed Tomography

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Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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  • Clinical Practice
  • Image In Emergency Medicine
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 217 Volume XI, no. 2 : May 2010 so that specific treatment can be started. The cord sign (hyperdense thrombosed veins on unenhanced CT) and the empty-delta sign (a filling defect in the superior sagittal sinus on enhanced CT) are considered pathognomonic for SVT. Address for Correspondence: Abdel-Rauf Zeina, MD, Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, P.O.B. 169, Hadera 38100, Israel REFERENCES 1. Haage P, Krings T, Schmitz-Rode T. Non traumatic vascular emergencies: imaging and intervention in acute venous occlusion. Eur Radiol. 2002;12:2627-43. 2. Kriss VM. Hyperdense posterior falx in the neonate. Paediatr Radiol. 1998;28:817-9. Abdel-Rauf Zeina* Eiass Kassem† Adi Klein† Alicia Nachtigal* image in emergency medicine Hyperdense Cerebral Sinus Vein Thrombosis on Computed Tomography * Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel. Affiliated to Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel † Pediatric Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel. Affiliated to Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Supervising Section Editor: Sean Henderson, MD Submission history: Submitted Janurary 9, 2010; Revision Janurary 11, 2010; Accepted January 19, 2010 Reprints available through open access at http://escholarship.org/uc/uciem_westjem [West J Emerg Med 2011; 11(2):217]. A two-year-old girl presented with poor appetite, vomiting and decreased level of consciousness. Brain unenhanced computed tomography (CT) on admission demonstrated no hemorrhages but a hyperdense appearance of the left sigmoid sinus, left and right transverse sinus, and the superior sagittal sinus, consistent with the “cord sign” and representing acute thrombus (Figure 1a-c). Brain CT venography (obtained after administration of contrast agent) showed filling defects within the same cerebral veins corresponding to extensive sinus

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