Radiology of Dural Sinus Thrombosis

  • Chat Virapongse
  • Jan Malat
  • Mohammad Sarwar


Sagittal sinus thrombosis (SST) and SST-related cerebral sinovenous occlusive disease (SOD) are not uncommon. In one large autopsy series (8578 cases), 40 cases (.46%) of sinus thrombosis were found [1]. But in another autopsy series (189 cases), in which the dural sinuses and the venous system were examined in detail, the primary cause of death due to SOD was as high as 9% [2]. Thus far, there is no reliable documentation of the true incidence of SOD in vivo [3]; however, with the advent of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and more sensitive and specific radionuclide imaging techniques, the true incidence may eventually be known.


Cavernous Sinus Sinus Thrombosis Superior Sagittal Sinus Dural Sinus Cortical Vein 
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  • Chat Virapongse
  • Jan Malat
  • Mohammad Sarwar

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