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A case of unilateral thalamic hemorrhagic infarction as a result of the vein of Galen and straight sinus thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19110141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Straight sinus vein thrombosis represents 15% of all diagnosed sinus vein thrombosis. Thrombotic occlusion of the deep cerebral venous system, the straight sinus, and the vein of Galen causes centrally located and usually bilateral thalamic infarcts. Unilateral thalamic venous infarction is extremely rare. The clinical and radiologic findings can be nonspecific and diagnostically challenging. We report a patient with this unusual condition and review the available literature.
Nuribe Hulya Wieshmann; Suzanne Amin; Richard Hodgson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-26     Completed Date:  2009-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital Aintree, Department of Radiology, Longmoore Lane, Liverpool L97AL, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Infarction / etiology*,  pathology
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Veins / pathology*
Contraceptives, Oral / adverse effects
Factor V / genetics
Intracranial Hemorrhages / etiology*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Risk Factors
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Thalamic Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral; 0/factor V Leiden; 9001-24-5/Factor V

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