Venous Sinus Stenting for Pseudotumor Cerebri

The faculty of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center have pioneered venous sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri. Stenting addresses venous sinus stenosis, a narrowing of one or more of the large veins in the brain. Venous sinus stenting is designed to safely widen one of the narrowed veins, restoring good blood flow and eliminating debilitating symptoms.

Contact Dr. Boddu at 212-746-2821 or Dr. Dinkin at 646-962-4297 or for more information about stenting.

blood flow in veins from brain to neck

In a normal brain, there is unobstructed blood flow from the brain towards the neck (blue arrows).

bilateral venous sinus narrowing compromising blood flow from head to neck

This illustration shows bilateral venous sinus narrowing (red circles). As a result of the bilateral narrowing, the blood flow from the brain to the neck is compromised, contributing to intracranial hypertension and the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri, including pulsatile tinnitus.

a stent is placed to restore blood flow from brain to neck

The venous sinus narrowing has been treated with placement of a stent. As a result the blood flow from the brain to the neck is now restored (blue arrows), relieving the increased intracranial pressure and the symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri.

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery (Manhattan and Queens)
Phone: 212-746-2821 (Manhattan) or 718-303-3739 (Queens)
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