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Does Intracranial Venous Thrombosis Cause Subdural Hemorrhage in the Pediatric Population?
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PMID:  22345498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
SUMMARY:Unexplained SDH in infants and children is an accepted marker for AHT. It has been proposed that IVT may be the initiating event leading to the development of acute SDH, mimicking the appearance of traumatic SDH. Our study aims to investigate if nontraumatic IVT causes SDH in the pediatric population. We retrospectively identified 36 patients with IVT and reviewed neuroimaging studies for the concurrent presence of SDH. In our 36 patients with IVT, no associated SDH was observed. Even with extensive IVT, no SDH was present. Three false-positive diagnoses of IVT were identified in the setting of mastoiditis and traumatic SDH, demonstrating pitfalls in imaging. In conclusion, our findings do not support the previous AHT literature stating that IVT is associated with, or leads to, SDH in neonates, infants, or children.
L A McLean; L D Frasier; G L Hedlund
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1936-959X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Department of Pediatrics, Center for Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Primary Children's Medical Center, Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Pediatric Neuroradiologist and Chief of Neuroimaging, Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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