Clinical Spectrum of Sinus Venous Thrombosis

  • K. M. Einhäupl
  • A. Villringer
  • R. L. Haberl
  • W. Pfister
  • M. Deckert
  • H. Steinhoff
  • P. Schmiedek


The true incidence of sinus venous thrombosis (SVT) is unknown because many patients remain undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, the symptoms and clinical signs of SVT are unspecific and resemble those of other more common or better known neurological disorders such as ischemic stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, or subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Furthermore, the gold standard in the diagnosis of SVT is cerebral angiography, an invasive method with considerable risk of severe side effects, which many physicians try to avoid in the diagnostic process.


Venous Thrombosis Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Cerebral Angiography Hormonal Contraceptive Cerebral Venous Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. Einhäupl
    • 1
  • A. Villringer
    • 1
  • R. L. Haberl
    • 1
  • W. Pfister
    • 1
  • M. Deckert
    • 1
  • H. Steinhoff
    • 2
  • P. Schmiedek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyLudwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum GroßhadernMunich 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyLudwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum GroßhadernMunich 70Germany
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryLudwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum GroßhadernMunich 70Germany

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