Neonatal idiopathic cerebral venous thrombosis: an unrecognized cause of transient seizures or lethargy.

@article{Rivkin1992NeonatalIC,
  title={Neonatal idiopathic cerebral venous thrombosis: an unrecognized cause of transient seizures or lethargy.},
  author={Michael J. Rivkin and Mary Lee Anderson and Edward M. Kaye},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={51-6}
}
Seven neonates who presented with either lethargy (four infants) or seizures (three infants) were found by magnetic resonance (MR) phase imaging to have idiopathic cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Examination showed only hypotonia or hyperreflexia. The presence of CVT was suggested by unenhanced cranial computed tomographic (CT) scans. Conventional MR T1- and T2-weighted images often indicated more extensive thromboses than were suggested by cranial CT. In all infants, MR phase imaging… CONTINUE READING
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