Hypodense dural venous sinuses due to anemia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Persistent headache. Has lymphoma and is on chemotherapy and severely anaemic.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

The dural venous sinuses appear markedly hypodense, which is in keeping with anemia. Otherwise normal study with the dural venous sinuses opacifying normally on CTV. 

Case Discussion

The patient's hemoglobin was only 60. CT is not a very accurate or efficient way of measuring hematocrit but nonetheless it can be detected. 

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Case information

rID: 46328
Published: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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