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October 1997

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

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Madison, Wis

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(10):1200. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550220016006

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Volume 33 in the series "Major Problems in Neurology" is devoted to cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). The publication is timely, as there is much that is new in the pathogenesis and management of CVT. The authors bring to the task an extensive experience and a history of major contributions to the subject. The section on anatomy of the venous system is excellent, even though it perpetuates the notion that a connection may exist between the superior sagittal sinus and nasal veins through the foramen cecum. A succinct review of the pathological features of CVT is followed by a masterly description of its clinical features. The wide spectrum of symptoms and signs that this condition may generate is emphasized, and the description of the symptoms caused by occlusion of diverse sinuses and superficial and deep cerebral veins is illuminated by examples from the authors' vast experience. Accounts of the normal coagulation

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