Radionuclide sinography: diagnosis of lateral sinus thrombosis by dynamic and static brain imaging

F. S. Buonanno, D. M. Moody, M. R. Ball, R. J. Cowan, D. W. Laster, J. D. Ball

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Abstract

Four patients with lateral sinus thrombosis were studied by radionuclide (RN) dynamic studies and RN static brain scans. Findings included abrupt termination of RN activity in the midportion of a lateral sinus ('stump sign'); nonvisualization on dynamic, increased visualization on static images ipsilateral to a prominent sinus groove on a plain skull radiograph; and increased activity on static images with nonfilling on angiography. RN demonstration of the 'stump sign' is pathognomonic of lateral sinus occlusion; the latter 2 patterns require radiographic demonstration of an ipsilateral sinus groove or angiography for significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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