Vein of Galen and sinus thrombosis with bilateral thalamic infarcts in sickle cell anaemia: CT follow-up and angiographic demonstration

Neuroradiology. 1994;36(2):155-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00588087.


A 2-year-old boy with known sickle cell disease presented in acute coma. CT revealed bilateral thalamic infarcts and incomplete sinus thrombosis. Angiography confirmed thrombosis of the straight sinus and vein of Galen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology
  • Cerebral Veins / diagnostic imaging*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology
  • Thalamic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thalamic Diseases / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed