Dural sinus thrombosis and venous infarction associated with antiphospholipid antibodies: MR findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to describe the neuroradiologic findings in hemorrhagic venous infarction related to a hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging was performed on two patients with superior sagittal thrombosis related to the presence of aPA. RESULTS: A parenchymal region of hyperintense signal due to hemorrhagic venous infarction was demonstrated in both patients, along with abnormal signal within the thrombosed superior sagittal sinus. CONCLUSION: Hemorrhagic venous infarction may result from the hypercoagulable state related to aPA. The presence of these antibodies should be considered in the setting of otherwise unexplained dural sinus thrombosis and/or venous infarction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Loganbill, HA

Published Date

  • September 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 719 - 723

PubMed ID

  • 8089318

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-199409000-00007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States