Journal article

Absent Filling of Ipsilateral Superficial Middle Cerebral Vein Is Associated With Poor Outcome After Reperfusion Therapy

Sheng Zhang, Yangxiao Lai, Xinfa Ding, Mark Parsons, John H Zhang, Min Lou

STROKE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim was to study the effect of drainage of cortical veins, including the superficial middle cerebral vein (SMCV), vein of Trolard, and vein of Labbé on neurological outcomes after reperfusion therapy. METHODS: Consecutive ischemic stroke patients who underwent pretreatment computed tomographic perfusion and 24-hour computed tomographic perfusion or magnetic resonance perfusion after intravenous thrombolysis were included. We defined "absent filling of ipsilateral cortical vein" (eg, SMCV-) as no contrast filling of the vein across the whole venous phase on 4-dimensional computed tomographic angiography in the ischemic hemisphere. RESULTS: Of 228 patients, SMCV-, v..

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Grants

Awarded by Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province (2013C13G2010032) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81471170 and 81622017). The perfusion analysis software (MIStar) was provided to the site as part of their involvement in the International Stroke Perfusion Imaging Registry (INSPIRE, http://www.inspire.apollomit.com/), study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.