From presentation to follow-up: diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis.

  title={From presentation to follow-up: diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis.},
  author={J. Nicole Bentley and Ramon E. Figueroa and John R. Vender},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={27 5},
Cerebral venous thrombosis is an uncommon cause of stroke but remains a challenge for physicians faced with this diagnosis largely due to the variability in presentation. Anticoagulation, typically with intravenous heparin, remains the mainstay of treatment for stable patients and is sufficient in the majority of cases. However, a significant mortality rate exists for cerebral venous thrombosis due to patients who deteriorate or do not adequately respond to initial treatments. It is in these… CONTINUE READING

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