D-dimer levels in patients with suspected acute cerebral venous thrombosis.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France.The American Journal of Medicine (impact factor: 5.43). 09/2002; 113(3):238-41. pp.238-41
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ABSTRACT: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a distinct disorder with highly variable symptoms and courses. Malignancy is known to be one of the predisposing factors of CVT. We present the case of a 69-year-old man with sudden behavioral changes. Brain MRI, magnetic resonance venography, and positive D-dimer assay confirmed the presence of CVT. The work-up for detecting the cause of the CVT revealed occult prostate cancer. Occult malignancy including prostate cancer should be strongly suspected in older patients with idiopathic CVT.Journal of Clinical Neurology 12/2009; 5(4):195-7. · 1.69 Impact Factor
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