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Intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral amyloid angiopathy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10063714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) accounts for approximately 10% of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH), and typically occurs in the cortex and subcortical white matter. It is characterized by the deposition of amyloid fibrils in the leptomeningeal, cortical and subcortical arteries. Pathologically, amyloid is stained pink with Congo red and shows yellow-green birefringence when viewed under polarized light. Although there have been many reports of CAA in the literature, it has rarely been described in Taiwan. This is the report of a case of a 75-year-old man with ICH caused by CAA. The postoperative course was uneventful. The incidence of this disease increases with age. The authors, therefore, suggest conducting a brain biopsy and special stain for CAA in each operative case of spontaneous ICH, especially in the elderly.
Y K Wong; J J Wu; C C Hsu; S Y Liao; M T Chung; W H Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-16     Completed Date:  1999-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy / complications*,  therapy
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*

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