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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

by | Jan 11, 2023

With our exceptional cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) treatments, the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic helps you overcome this rare condition. Using the latest advancements in medical science, Dr. Manish Taneja will design a tailored treatment plan that targets CVT with precision and care. 

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What is Cerebral Venous Thrombosis?

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is less common known cause of acute stroke in young patients.

Stroke is commonly caused by clots in arterial circulation supplying blood from heart to the brain that block blood supply with damage to the brain cells.

In some patients, these clots form in the venous circulation affecting blood vessels that take blood from the brain back to the heart. These clots prevent blood from clearing from the brain circulation with significant potential risk of bleeding inside the brain causing stroke and death.

Clinical Presentation of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

CVT is commonly seen in young patients. They can present with severe headaches , focal neurological deficits, altered conscious state or coma depending on location and extent of clot with associated brain damage.

Most commonly its affects young females. Important risk factors for CVT are oestrogen-containing oral contraceptives, prothrombotic (hypercoagulable) conditions (genetic or acquired thrombophilias), pregnancy and the puerperium, infections, malignancy, 14 head injury (causing direct trauma to venous structures) and inflammatory diseases. There has also association described recently after vaccination.

Diagnosis and management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

CVT is diagnosed on MRI/MRV scan of the brain with a high degree of accuracy.

Most patients are managed with anticoagulant medication. Occasionally catheter based techniques are used to remove the clots from the brain in patients with severe life threatening clinical presentation not responding to medical therapy. Very rarely surgery is needed in patients with critical bleeding in the brain that is fortunately rare. There are more several types of neurointerventional treatments and venous diseases we offer to treat different problems that occur in the brain. We also offer diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis in the lower limbs.

Read more about stroke-related information such as stroke screening as well as stroke management and prevention that we offer at our clinic. 

Find the Right Doctor

From family and internal medicine to specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja is the best in the field.

As a vascular and interventional radiology specialist, Dr Manish Taneja looks after peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms, dialysis interventions, venous diseases like deep vein thrombosis, and varicose veins/spider veins/reticular veins. He is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations.

Dr. Manish Taneja also has extensive experience in performing all vascular interventions, non-vascular interventions and interventional oncology procedures.

Read More About the Treatments on Our Blog

To dive deeper into the types of neurointerventional and venous diseases treatments, head over to our clinic’s blog. Read our recommended blog posts to stay informed.

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Explained

Watch our video guide from our “Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatments” blog post to understand how common it is, caues, symptoms, presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment options.

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Other Health Conditions

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various conditions and pain management. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention and vascular specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.