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Causes of small deep infarcts detected by CT.
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PMID:  6096059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical data of 83 patients with symptomatic CT detected small deep infarcts in one of the cerebral hemispheres were retrospectively reviewed. 61 Percent had hypertension. In 15 percent a cardiac embolus was the most probable cause of a small deep infarct. In 22 cases angiography had been performed and ipsilateral internal carotid stenosis was present in 6 cases. It is suggested that small deep infarcts visible on CT may be caused by cardiac emboli and artery-to-artery emboli from carotid lesions, besides small vessel disease due to hypertension. Therefore anticoagulation or angiography, if need be, followed by carotid endarterectomy, may be indicated in a number of cases.
E L Gorsselink; H P Peeters; J Lodder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-06     Completed Date:  1985-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography*
Cerebral Infarction / etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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