Prominence of the ventricles and cerebral cortical sulci reflects age-related involution. No haemorrhage, collection or mass. Grey-white differentiation satisfactory. No hyperdense vessel sign. The cerebellum and brainstem appear normal.
Note is made of marked hyperdensity of the posterior sagittal sinus on the unenhanced studies and this correlates with a filling defect on the CTV study and indicates the presence of a sagittal sinus thrombus. Several superficial cortical veins over the vertex of the skull also appear hyperdense (cord sign).
The orbital contents are of satisfactory appearance. The mastoid air cells are normally aerated. There is mucosal thickening throughout the paranasal sinuses, to bony defect or adjacent extra-axial intracranial collection is identified. No significant bony finding.
There is extensive dural venous sinus thrombosis within the sagittal sinus, particularly posteriorly next to the torcular and extending throughout the right transverse and sigmoid sinus. The left transverse is patent. Given the hyperdense appearance of several superficial cortical veins on the unenhanced study, I suspect these are also thrombosed - at least two large frontal cortical veins and two smaller veins parallel to the more posterior sagittal sinus have this appearance.
The straight sinus, internal cerebral veins and basal veins of Rosenthal remain patent.