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Can an MRI WITHOUT contrast rule out a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis? I had an MRI without contrast and it was negative. 100% certainty? Help

Can an MRI WITHOUT contrast rule out a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis? I had an MRI without contrast and it was negative. 100% certainty? Help

Nearly 100%: It depends on the quality of the images, but if the correct sequences were performed (namely time of flight) then it is very close to 100% certainty. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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If this showed on MRI with symptoms of IIH but no high opening pressure what could it be? Small arachnoid granulation in the superior Sagittal sinus & non specific bilateral short segment narrowing of the dural venous sinuses between the transverse &

If this showed on MRI with symptoms of IIH but no high opening pressure what could it be?
Small arachnoid granulation in the superior Sagittal sinus & non specific bilateral short segment narrowing of the dural venous sinuses between the transverse &

Need more info: The answer is complicated. Hard to give you accurate answer without knowing more about you. The correct person to contact is the physician who ordered the MRI and can go into detail to give you the prognosis you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is sagittal sinus thrombosis?

What is sagittal sinus thrombosis?

Blood clot in brain: Blood clot within the major venous drainage of the brain, presenting with headache, seizures, weakness of arms/legs, abnormal vision. Causes include those with tendency to form blood clots (thrombophilia), infection, injury, and diagnosis found with mri. ...Read more

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How do I find other people with sagital sinus venous thrombosis?

How do I find other people with sagital sinus venous thrombosis?

Difficult: Due to hippa rules no physician will divulge info regarding other patients. Try searching on the internet try webmd. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is post pregnancy sagittal sinus thrombosis?

See below: A sagittal sinus thrombosis is a blood clot within a vein that drains blood out of the brain. Pregnancy increases the risk of blood clotting due to changes in hormones and other factors related to the pregnancy. So 'post pregnancy' means the cause of the blood clot is thought to be related to the increased clotting risk associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

What is the cause/s of recurrence of sinus inflammation?

Rhinosinusitis: The lining of the nose and sinuses is contiguous. The most common causes of swelling of this lining include both allergic and non allergic rhinitis, as well as infectious and inflammatory issues. Nonallergic causes may include dry air, smoke, perfumes, dust, temperature changes, etc. See your doctor for an assessment and treatment. ...Read more