Mechanical and chemical thrombolysis of cerebral sinus thrombosis: Evolution of a technique - Case report

Kim L. Rickert, Phillip D. Purdy, Babu Guai Welch

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Cerebral sinus thrombosis, although uncommon, can be lethal if not recognized and treated quickly. Systemic heparin has become the treatment standard of care; however, some patients' conditions continue to deteriorate even while taking heparin. Endovascular techniques for thrombolysis have continued to evolve. The authors present a case of cerebral sinus thrombosis treated with a combination of mechanical and chemical intrasinus thrombolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Cerebral sinus thrombosis
  • Chemical thrombolysis
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Mechanical thrombolysis
  • Microcatheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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