1. Endovascular Cerebral Venous Sinus Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography

    Endovascular Cerebral Venous Sinus Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Imaging of the cerebral venous sinuses has evolved Substantially during the past 2 decades, and most recently intravascular sinus imaging with sonography has shed light on the pathophysiology of sinus thrombosis and intracranial hypertension. Optical coherence tomography is the highest resolution intravascular imaging technique available but has not been previously used in cerebral sinus imaging. The purpose of this study was to develop a preclinical animal model of endovascular optical coherence tomography cerebral venous sinus imaging and compare optical coherence tomography findings with histology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four consecutive Yorkshire swine were selected. The superior sagittal sinus ...

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