CT and MRI examination in diagnosis of cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis
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Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging in Provincial Hospital No 2, named after St. Jadwiga the Queen, Rzeszów, Poland
2 nd Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Ewa Dziurzyńska-Białek   

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging in Provincial Hospital No 2, named after St. Jadwiga the Queen, Lwowska 60, 35-301 Rzeszów, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2012;6(2):77-83
Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a central nervous system pathology difficult to diagnose due to vague and uncertain clinical symptoms. Nowadays, broad application of neuroimaging has completely modified our knowledge about this condition. Early diagnosis of CVST allows introduction of prompt and appropriate treatment, which is extremely important since changes in brain parenchyma as well as thrombotic changes in sinus durae matris and cerebral veins are potentially reversible. All of the above facts determine the significance of diagnostic imaging methods: computed tomography (CT) either non- or contrast enhanced, CT venography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, MR venography and digital subtraction angiography. The aim of this work is to present up-to-date possibilities of diagnostic imaging in recognizing CVST.
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