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Intracerebral hemorrhage: pathophysiology and associated with hypertensive stroke by echo-planar therapy. Magnetic hemorrhage: correlations with coagulation parameters resonance imaging detection of microbleeds before and treatment. Chapter Cerebral venous throm bosis 1 Jobst Rudolf which eventually drain into the cerebral sinuses. Cerebral veins do not possess diagnosis in the pre-angiograph era was usually made valves and therefore allow blood flow in both direc- post-mortem. In contrast, the deep veins that drain traditionally assumed, and that its prognosis is much the basal ganglia and other deep subcortical structures better than is generally accepted, provided that the do not possess the diversity of the superficial venous diagnosis is suspected, the respective neuroimaging network. The basal veins of Rosenthal and the internal examinations are performed in a timely manner, cerebral veins drain into the great cerebral vein of and therapy is initiated early, i. The variety of verse and sigmoid sinuses, finally reaching the vena clinical signs and symptoms renders the diagnosis cava via the jugular veins. Diagnosis is still lum and brainstem is drained from the posterior fossa frequently overlooked or delayed due to the wide by veins reaching the vein of Galen, the petrose or the spectrum of clinical symptoms and the often subacute lateral sinus. Thus, there is no mind in stroke cases that present with a fluctuating possibility of influencing venous blood flow by means course, headache, epileptic seizures or disturbances of of vasoconstriction or vasodilatation. The 165 groups – the superficial and the deep cerebral veins – infectious agents reach the cerebral sinuses ascending Section 3: Diagnostics and syndromes Table 11. Potential causes of and risk factors associated with cerebral venous thrombosis [3, 4, 14]. In venous congestion, disturb- Steroids ances of neuronal functional metabolism are tolerated Cytotoxic drugs (e. Motor symptoms may initially present as a re-opened by endogenous fibrinolysis will result in a monoparesis that gradually develops into a full-blown lowering of venous and capillary pressure. As a rule, extended thrombosis of cortical sinuses will result in symptoms and signs of general- Clinical features ized brain dysfunction (headache and other signs of Abrupt occlusion of a cerebral artery results in the increased intracranial pressure, impairment of the acute manifestation of focal neurological symptoms level of consciousness, generalized seizures), while due to ischemia of the brain tissue perfused by this isolated cortical venous thrombosis will result in focal artery. Eventually, (veins of Rosenthal, great vein of Galen, straight failure of collateral venous drainage will result in the sinus, etc. Most cases of cavernous sinus throm- (> 70%) or the most common (75–90%) symptom bosis are due to ascending infection from the orbita, of cortical venous thrombosis. Headache, as well as the paranasal sinuses or other structures of the nausea, papilledema, visual loss or sixth nerve palsy, is viscerocranium and are accompanied by signs of local 167 due to increased intracranial pressure. Aseptic thrombosis of the cavernous sinus leading to painful uni- or bilateral ophthalmoplegia has to be differentiated from the Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. Chapter 11: Cerebral venous thrombosis intravenous application of iodinated contrast media, brain edema. The main indication is to rule out the dura mater of the sinuses will show a distinct other conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (T1-weighted images after intravenous injection of paramagnetic contrast media) in a patient 169 with thrombosis of the superior sagittal, straight and right transverse sinus. During the second suspicion cannot be corroborated by other neuroima- week after clot formation, red blood cells are des- ging techniques. After 2 weeks, the thrombus becomes hypointense on T1- and hyperintense on T2-weighted images, and recanalization may occur with the re-appearance Other diagnostic findings of flow void signaling. They allow direct imaging of the thrombus; the Most routine laboratory findings in the acute signal intensity depends on clot age. However, elevated D-dimers just indicate active structures after intra-arterial injection of iodinated thrombosis (anywhere in the body), and normal contrast media (Figure 11. Digital subtraction angiography in a patient with isolated thrombosis of the right inferior anastomotic vein of Labbe (right), in contrast to physiological imaging of the cerebral vein findings of the contralateral hemisphere (left). Impaired consciousness and cerebral hemorrhage on Anticardiolipin IgG and IgM antibodies admission are associated with a poor outcome. The first study was ter- The advantage of dose-adjusted intravenous heparin minated after inclusion of 10 patients in each group, therapy, particularly in critical ill patients, may be the as an interim analysis documented a beneficial effect fact that the activated partial thromboplastin time of heparin treatment on morbidity and mortality. Both studies were tory effect of heparin may be immediately antagonized criticized for inadequately small sample size [8]or with protamin, while such an antidote is not available baseline imbalance favoring the placebo group [6]. Immediate anticoagulation is recommended, even A meta-analysis of the studies on immediate anti- in the presence of hemorrhagic venous infarcts. Chapter 11: Cerebral venous thrombosis According to current guidelines [1], oral anti- complications. Acetylsalicylic Thrombolysis acid should be avoided, as the patients’ bleeding risk may be increased due to the concomitant anticoagu- Despite immediate anticoagulation, some patients lation treatment. Severe headache may require treat- show a distinct deterioration of their clinical condi- ment with opioids, but dose titration should be tion, and this risk seems to be especially high in performed cautiously in order to avoid over-sedation. A potential publication bias in the For the treatment of headaches, paracetamol current published work has been assumed, with pos- should be preferred over acetylsalicylic acid 173 sible under-reporting of cases with poor outcome and because of the patients’ bleeding risk. One study identified focal sensory deficits rapid improvement of headache and visual function. A hemorrhagic lesion diuretic drugs are not as quickly eliminated from in the acute brain scan was the strongest predictor of the intracerebral circulation as in other conditions post-acute seizures [22]. Osmodiuretics common in patients with early symptomatic seizures may thus reduce venous drainage and should there- than in those patients with none. Increased intracranial pressure in most cases Epileptic seizures should be treated with paren- responds to improved venous drainage after anti- terally administered antiepileptic drugs (phenytoin, coagulation. Chapter 11: Cerebral venous thrombosis occluded cerebral veins, but also in order to prevent Infectious thrombosis the recurrence of intra- or extracerebral thrombosis. Antithrombo- ingly favorable, with an overall death or dependency tic prophylaxis during pregnancy is probably unneces- rate of about 15% [2]. However, women on vitamin K antagonists nancy, deep venous system thrombosis, intracranial should be advised not to become pregnant because of hemorrhage, coma upon admission, age and male sex. The main causes of acute death are transtentorial herniation secondary to a large hemorrhagic lesion, multiple brain lesions or diffuse Special aspects brain edema. Fatalities after the acute phase are predominantly eclampsia, gestational or chronic diabetes mellitus). There is a high incidence of intracranial hemorrhages (40–60% hemorrhagic infarctions, 20% intraventricular bleedings).

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Physiologically, there tends to be a distinct accumulation of tracer in the cranial vault, facial bones around the nasal cavity, shoulders, manubriosternal junction, sternoclavicular joints, spine, sacroiliac joints, pelvis and hips. It is well known that tracer accumulates intensely in the physes of growing bones. Scintigraphic abnormalities of bones and joints are presented as either increased or decreased uptakes, often described as ‘hot areas’ and ‘cold areas’ respectively. Among a range of parameters that may distort scan findings, the tilting of the body to either side is probably the most critical. Since photon energy diminishes rapidly according to the inverse distance square law, even a slight difference between the target–detector distances results in significant image distortion and asymmetry. Thus, bone structures closest to the detector may appear unusually hot, leading to an erroneous interpretation. Bone scintigraphic abnormalities can be recognized in three essential ways: morphology, tracer uptake pattern and vascularity. Morphological alterations are expressed in terms of size, shape and position, and radionuclide uptake pattern and vascularity as increased, unaltered or decreased. Lesions that tend to display cold areas include acute avascular necrosis, lytic metastasis and multiple myeloma. Clinical applications Scintigraphy is useful for the following diseases and conditions: (1) Acute infective diseases of bone; (2) Tuberculosis of bone; (3) Non-infective inflammations of bone; (4) Indium-111 and 99mTc labelled leucocytes and 67Ga scans in bone infections; (5) Transient synovitis of the hip; (6) Acute pyogenic arthritis; (7) Osteoarthritis; (8) Rheumatoid arthritis; (9) Ankylosing spondylitis; (10) Reiter’s syndrome; (11) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome; (12) Avascular necrosis of bone; (13) Osteochondroses; (14) Traumatic and sports injuries of bone; (15) Periarticular rheumatism syndromes; (16) Muscular and musculotendinous rheumatism syndromes; (17) Metabolic diseases of bone; (18) Benign and primary malignant bone tumours; (19) Metastatic bone tumours; (20) Tumorous conditions of bone. Acute osteomyelitis typically involves metaphysis of the long bones where the end-arteries are distributed, providing favourable conditions for bacterial embolization. Osteitis, which commonly occurs in association with osteomyelitis, is the infection of compact bone. Cortical abscesses are a special form of acute pyogenic infection in which the infective focus is within the cortex. Pinhole scintigraphy can distinguish these conditions by specifically locating the anatomic pathological site and assessing the tracer uptake pattern of the individual diseases. Infection is either blood borne or the direct result of a traumatic wound or surgery. Infective spondylitis, both acute and chronic, produces the characteristic ‘sandwich’ sign on magnified scintigraphs. This sign consists of intense tracer uptake in two apposing end-plates with narrowed disc space. Pathologically, bone tuberculosis is characterized by destruction with relatively mild reactive bone formation. A special form of tuberculosis, which involves the finger in infants, is known as spina ventosa. Planar bone scan findings are usually not specific, but pinhole scinti- graphy reveals findings of diagnostic value. The diseased bone shows a localized area of increased tracer uptake, occasionally with associated photopenic area(s). In the spine, as in acute infective spondylitis, tuberculosis involves two or more neighbouring vertebrae and intervertebral discs. Extended tracer uptake can be seen deep in the vertebral bodies, confirming that the chronic granulo- matous process spreads from the end-plate into the vertebral body. Each of these diseases manifests characteristic signs on pinhole images that are comparable to radiographic signs. Granulocytes avidly accumulate in acute infective foci while lymphocytes accumulate primarily in chronic foci. Gallium-67 scans are non-specific, accumulating in both inflammatory and neoplastic lesions. In contrast, pinhole scintigraphy precisely localizes tracer uptake to the synovia, which cover the femoral head and acetabular fossa. Such uptake is due to an increase in blood flow through the anastomotic vascular channels in the inflamed synovium. The tracer uptake may be prominent in the active stage but rapidly returns to normal with rest and conservative treatment. It is to be noted that in the early stage with large synovial effusion, tracer uptake may become reduced due to ischaemia of the femoral head created by capsular distension. However, bone scintigraphy reveals an increased blood flow and blood pool in septic joints, and intense tracer uptake in the subchondral bone on static images in the early stages. The intensity of subchondral tracer uptake in acute pyogenic arthritis has been described as roughly paral- lelling the intensity of infection. Dual head pinhole scintigraphy produces a pair of either the anterior and posterior, or the medial and lateral, images, permitting a three dimensional analysis of the disease. Histologically, it is characterized by the derangement and eventual destruction of the cartilage and subchondral bone without obvious inflammation. Bone scintigraphs may show discrete unifocal or multifocal tracer uptake in subchondral bones, and can be spotty, patchy or segmental in type. Whole body bone scans are the only way to portray symmetric polyarthritis panoramically; spot views can depict characteristic changes in both large and small joints in great detail. Pinhole scintigraphy is useful in delineating many scintigraphic signs of rheumatoid arthritis. Nuclear angiography provides information on lesional vascularity and on the activity of the pathological process. Ankylosing spondylitis is a non- specific inflammatory disease of the sacroiliac joints and the spine. The disease primarily involves the synovial components of the sacroiliac joints and the cartilaginous discovertebral junctions as well as the apophyseal, costovertebral and neurocentral joints of the vertebrae. Planar bone scintigraphy reveals symmetric intense tracer uptake in the sacroiliac joints and/or spine. Pinhole scintigraphy can portray the characteristic ribbon-like tracer uptake in the synovial joints of the spine, producing a ‘bamboo spine’ appearance. In the late stage, tracer uptake becomes reduced, reflecting a quiescent metabolic state. The disease mechanism is still obscure, but an interaction between several different infective organisms and a specific genetic background is currently being given serious consideration. Pathologically, the main alterations are present in the enthesis, which is the site of insertion of a tendon, ligament or articular capsule into the bone, creating characteristic inflammatory enthesopathy. Conspicuous involvement of entheses in this syndrome sharply contrasts with the dominant involvement of the synovium in rheumatoid arthritis.