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Natural history of asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis.
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PMID:  19807852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence and natural history of asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis are not very well characterized. Existing data suggest that incidentally discovered asymptomatic intracranial stenosis presents a fairly low risk of stroke, though substantial uncertainty remains. Patients may be at greater risk if there are tandem stenoses. Methods to stratify the risk of stroke with asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic lesions have yet to be established and validated. In general, aggressive intervention for an asymptomatic intracranial stenosis is not currently recommended.
Robert A Taylor; Scott E Kasner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  19 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroimaging     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-07     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17S-9S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / blood supply,  pathology
Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Intracranial Arterial Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  pathology,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Stroke / epidemiology

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