Clinical and neuroradiological spectrum of isolated cortical vein thrombosis

J Neurol. 2005 Dec;252(12):1476-81. doi: 10.1007/s00415-005-0893-x. Epub 2005 Jul 18.


Background: Isolated cortical vein thrombosis is only rarely diagnosed, although it may commonly be overlooked.

Results: We report on four patients with this diagnosis who all presented with focal sensorimotor seizures. The diagnosis was made by a typical CT and MRI-pattern, which is described in detail.

Conclusions: The prognosis was excellent in all patients and the treatment options are discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intracranial Thrombosis / physiopathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Seizures / physiopathology
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
  • Venous Thrombosis / physiopathology
  • Venous Thrombosis / radiotherapy*