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Dolichoectasia of the middle cerebral artery--Case report.
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PMID:  8657335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 59-year-old female with a previous history of head injury presented with mild occipitalgia due to dolichoectasia of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Initial examination by computed tomography and angiography using the usual projections suggested a terminal internal carotid artery saccular aneurysm. However, angiography by the reverse Waters view excluded a saccular aneurysm. Superselective angiography using a microcatheter revealed the complex tortuous course of the MCA due to dolichoectasia. She was discharged and has remained asymptomatic. Superselective angiography is extremely useful for the diagnosis of dolichoectasia localized in the MCA.
I Nakahara; W Taki; M Tanaka; K Matsumoto; H Kikuchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0470-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-26     Completed Date:  1996-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Internal / physiopathology*
Cerebral Angiography
Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Occipital Lobe / physiopathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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