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Alterations in the cerebral venous circulation as a cause of headache.
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PMID:  19415417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The alterations of the cerebral venous circulation are a rare but clinically important cause of headache. Although any process involving the cerebral veins or sinuses may cause headache, the most frequent and important are cerebral venous thrombosis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The headache of cerebral venous thrombosis does not have specific features and may be isolated; therefore, all patients with headache and risk factors for venous thrombosis should undergo the appropriate neuroradiologic examinations to rule out the diagnosis. In fact, early anticoagulant treatment may dramatically change the clinical outcome. Also idiopathic intracranial hypertension, if untreated, may have serious clinical consequences such as permanent visual loss. The pathogenesis of this disorder has not been clearly established and several possibilities involving the cerebral circulation are discussed.
Elio Agostoni; Angelo Aliprandi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  30 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-05     Completed Date:  2009-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciencies, Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / anatomy & histology,  blood supply,  physiopathology
Cerebral Veins / anatomy & histology,  physiopathology*
Cerebrovascular Circulation*
Headache / etiology*,  physiopathology*
Intracranial Thrombosis / complications,  physiopathology
Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications,  physiopathology
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  physiopathology

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