Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

One cause of stroke is cerebral venous thrombosis, a condition in which there is blockage of blood flow within the dural or cortical venous sinuses of the brain. Symptoms of cerebral venous thrombosis include headache, abnormal vision, weakness in the face and limbs and seizure.

Diagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis is made by computed tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using radiocontrast to reveal the obstruction of the blood vessel. Treatment usually includes anticoagulants, and in rare cases, thrombolysis is used to destroy the blood clot. 

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Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute Stroke Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring the best neurological and neurosurgical care for yourself and your family. 


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