12. Presentation and Management of Acute Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

  1. Edward M. Manno MD, FCCM, FAAN, FAHA
  1. Patrícia Canhão MD, PhD and
  2. José M. Ferro MD, PhD

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch12

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care

How to Cite

Canhão, P. and Ferro, J. M. (2012) Presentation and Management of Acute Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, in Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care (ed E. M. Manno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118297162.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Neurological Intensive Care Unit Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurosciences, Serviço de Neurologia, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Neurology in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Robert A. Gross and
  2. Jonathan W. Mink

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654736

Online ISBN: 9781118297162

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Keywords:

  • Cerebral venous thrombosis;
  • dural sinus thrombosis;
  • prognosis;
  • acute death;
  • anticoagulation;
  • local thrombolysis;
  • craniectomy

Summary

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis has a wide spectrum of clinical presentation and a multiplicity of causes or predisposing risk factors. It occurs predominantly in young adults. Clinical awareness and specific neuroimaging are needed to establish the diagnosis. The main treatment is anticoagulation. Overall prognosis is favorable, but occasionally patients worsen and require intensive care and more invasive treatment, such as craniectomy or endovascular intervention.