Intracranial hypertension caused by a meningioma compressing the transverse sinus.
Summary of "Intracranial hypertension caused by a meningioma compressing the transverse sinus."
We report a 55-year-old woman with intracranial hypertension due to unilateral extrinsic compression of the left transverse sinus by a meningioma. Because of the high risk of the conventional neurosurgical intervention, she underwent an endovascular procedure consisting of a transstenotic stent placement in the left transverse sinus. One month after stenting, her ophthalmological examination revealed complete regression of the bilateral papilledema, with persistent improvement at 1 year. Cerebral venous-stenting could be a safe alternative for patients suffering from intracranial hypertension caused by extrinsic sinus compression.
Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Fort-de-France, Martinique, France.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20800493
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2010.03.039
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The two large endothelium-lined venous channels that begin at the internal occipital protuberance at the back and lower part of the CRANIUM and travels laterally and forward ending in the internal jugular vein (JUGULAR VEINS). One of the transverse sinuses, usually the right one, is the continuation of the SUPERIOR SAGITTAL SINUS. The other transverse sinus is the continuation of the straight sinus.
An intracranial or rarely intraspinal suppurative process invading the space between the inner surface of the DURA MATER and the outer surface of the ARACHNOID. Bacteria and other pathogenic organisms may gain entrance to the subdural space from the FRONTAL SINUS; ETHMOID SINUS; middle ear (EAR, MIDDLE); MASTOID; or as the result of CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA or NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES. This condition may be associated with intracranial sinus thrombosis (SINUS THROMBOSIS, INTRACRANIAL). Circumscribed collections of purulent material in the subdural space are referred to as subdural abscesses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p709)
Carotid-cavernous Sinus Fistula
An acquired or spontaneous abnormality in which there is communication between CAVERNOUS SINUS, a venous structure, and the CAROTID ARTERIES. It is often associated with HEAD TRAUMA, specifically basilar skull fractures (SKULL FRACTURE, BASILAR). Clinical signs often include VISION DISORDERS and INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION.
Increased pressure within the cranial vault. This may result from several conditions, including HYDROCEPHALUS; BRAIN EDEMA; intracranial masses; severe systemic HYPERTENSION; PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI; and other disorders.
Intracranial Hemorrhage, Hypertensive
Bleeding within the SKULL that is caused by systemic HYPERTENSION, usually in association with INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. Hypertensive hemorrhages are most frequent in the BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; PONS; and THALAMUS; but may also involve the CEREBRAL CORTEX, subcortical white matter, and other brain structures.
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