Rapid thrombectomy of superior sagittal sinus and transverse sinus thrombosis with a rheolytic catheter device.

@article{Opatowsky1999RapidTO,
  title={Rapid thrombectomy of superior sagittal sinus and transverse sinus thrombosis with a rheolytic catheter device.},
  author={Michael Jeffrey Opatowsky and P. Pearse Morris and John D Regan and J D Mewborne and J. Adam Wilson},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={414-7}
}
Thrombosis of the dural venous sinuses is a potentially lethal condition that remains a diagnostic dilemma. Clinical outcome is typically dependent on the timeliness of diagnosis and definitive treatment. We report a case of successful rapid thrombectomy of extensive thrombus within the superior sagittal and transverse sinuses using a rheolytic catheter device. This appears to be a promising treatment option, particularly in those patients who do not respond to other, more established, forms of… CONTINUE READING

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