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2021 Apr 19

J Neurol Sci


Cerebral venous thrombosis in spontaneous intracranial hypotension: A report of 8 cases and review of the literature.


Ferrante E, Trimboli M, Petrecca G, Allegrini F
J Neurol Sci. 2021 Apr 19; 425:117467.
PMID: 33894614.


The occurrence of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) raises difficult practical questions regarding the management of the two conditions. The first-line therapy for CVT is anticoagulation (AC); however, its potential benefit in SIH/CVT patients, especially if complicated by subdural haematoma, must be carefully evaluated taking account of the intracranial haemorrhage risk. Venous system recanalization and good prognosis in SIH/CVT patients treated with epidural blood patch (EBP), the main treatment option for SIH, have been already described.