Dural sinus thrombosis associated with activated protein C resistance: MR imaging findings and proband identification.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report the association of dural sinus thrombosis with a hypercoagulable state associated with activated protein C resistance. CONCLUSION: In our small study population, hemorrhagic venous infarction was common (three of four patients) among patients with dural sinus thrombosis and activated protein C resistance. Four of five patients with dural sinus thrombosis had positive tests for activated protein C resistance. This finding, in conjunction with data from other studies, suggests that patients with dural sinus thrombosis may need to be studied for the presence of activated protein C resistance. A positive finding for activated protein C resistance can be important not only in helping to explain the cause of thrombosis in affected individuals but also in identifying families at risk for thrombosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Barboriak, DP; Ortel, TL

Published Date

  • February 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 170 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 499 - 502

PubMed ID

  • 9456973

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9456973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.170.2.9456973


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States