Venous sinus stenting is an emerging treatment for patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and evidence of venous stenosis. Stents placed across the transverse and sigmoid sinuses often cover the vein of Labbé (VOL), a major anastomotic vein draining the cerebral hemisphere.

In the majority of venous stenting cases involving the transverse and sigmoid sinuses, the VOL remains widely patent. Complete VOL occlusion rarely occurs after stenting and may not result in clinical sequelae. Stent coverage of the VOL should not deter the therapeutic use of venous sinus stenting 1).

see Venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Raper DM, Ding D, Chen CJ, Buell TJ, Crowley RW, Liu KC. Patency of the vein of Labbé after venous stenting of the transverse and sigmoid sinuses. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Jan 10. pii: neurintsurg-2016-012903. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012903. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28073989.
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