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Current endovascular treatment options of dural venous sinus thrombosis: a review of the literature.
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PMID:  22131437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Dural venous sinus thrombosis, although relatively rare, has the propensity to cause potentially fatal conditions, such as stroke. This review presents the current endovascular treatment and management options for dural venous sinus thrombosis and provides current recommendations. Select databases were utilized for an exhaustive literature search with key search terms in efforts to obtain all relevant cases to endovascular treatment of dural venous sinus thrombosis. Recommendations for management options include initially the use of anticoagulation. For patients with a poor prognosis, local thrombolysis with urokinase or recombinant tissue plasminogen activator should be initiated. Ultimately, if the patient is not a good candidate for local or systemic thrombolysis, treatment via rheolytic thrombectomy should be employed.
Authors:
Nihar Gala; Nitin Agarwal; James Barrese; Chirag D Gandhi; Charles Joseph Prestigiacomo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurointerventional surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-8486     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517079     Medline TA:  J Neurointerv Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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