Findings of magnetic resonance imaging in cerebral venous occlusion: difference from hemorrhagic infarction

Comput Med Imaging Graph. Nov-Dec 1990;14(6):425-9. doi: 10.1016/0895-6111(90)90042-a.


A case of cerebral venous occlusion is reported. X-ray computed tomography showed a high-density lesion mimicking an intracerebral hemorrhage. In contrast, magnetic resonance images taken at the early clinical stage revealed a high-intensity lesion in both T1- and T2-weighted images. Follow-up magnetic resonance images at the chronic phase revealed that the intensity of this lesion had changed to low in the T1-weighted image, while still being high in the T2-weighted image. These findings suggest that the lesion might be due to venous congestion produced by cerebral venous occlusion rather than hemorrhage into the cerebral parenchyma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Veins*
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed