Cerebral venous infarction

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

Presentation

History of sudden loss of consciousness and fall.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

Non-contrast CT of the brain demonstrates intracerebral hemorrhage involving the left parito-occipital region as well as superior temporal lobe, which is heterogeneous and gyriform. 

CT venogram

CT

CT venogram was conducted which demonstrates a filling defect representing a thrombus in the left transverse and sigmoid sinuses with extension into the jugular vein. This confirms the diagnosis of cerebral venous infarction.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances and location of a venous infarct with hemorrhage. 

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