Cerebral venous thrombosis in childhood

T. A G M Huisman, D. Holzmann, E. Martin, U. V. Willi

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This was a retrospective study to determine different etiologies of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in childhood and to correlate extent and location of thrombosis with the etiology and the age of the child as well as the final outcome. In addition, the radiologic approach is discussed. This was a retrospective analysis of 19 children with CVT. The children were examined by contrast-enhanced dynamic CT. Radiologic findings were correlated with the etiology of CVT. Cerebral venous thrombosis is not as infrequent in children as has been thought. Cerebral venous thrombosis in children can occur due to trauma (n = 9), infections (n = 7), or coagulation disorders (n = 3). Extent and location of thrombosis, as well as complications, final outcome, and therapy, depend on the etiology. Computed tomography remains a valuable primary imaging modality in the diagnosis of CVT in the acutely injured or diseased child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1760-1765
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • Dural sinus
  • Infection
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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