Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in a child with Crohn's disease, otitis media, and meningitis

Omer Selvitop, Andrea Poretti, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, Matthias W. Wagner

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Abstract

Pediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Severe long-term sequelae are reported in up to 48% of children. The most frequent location of CSVT in children is the superficial venous system. We present the neuroimaging findings using both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a 10-yearold child with extensive superficial CSVT. Our report aims to stress the importance of awareness of risk factors in suspecting and rapidly diagnosing CSVT. The application of targeted conventional and advanced MRI sequences is the diagnostic tool of choice in children at risk of or with clinically suspected CSVT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Children
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Risk factor
  • Sinovenous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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