Cerebral venous thrombosis and myeloproliferative neoplasms: results from two large databases

Valerio De Stefano, Francesco Dentali, Walter Ageno, Elisa Rumi, Ilaria Casetti, Daniela Poli, Umberto Scoditti, Margherita Maffioli, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Domenica Caramazza, Daniela Pietra, Francesco Passamonti

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) include polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Patients with MPNs are prone to develop arterial and venous thrombosis either at diagnosis or during follow-up; in particular splancnic vein is strongly associated with MPN. Conversely, presence of MPN is uncommon in patients with deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities and with pulmonary embolism. Only few studies with conflicting results have evaluated the prevalence of an underlying MPN in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), and limited evidence exists on the incidence of CVT in patients with established MPN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalThrombosis Research
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Cerebral vein thrombosis
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Polycythemia
  • Thrombocythemia


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