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Radiologic evaluation of ischemic cerebrovascular syndromes with emphasis on computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7079478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with stroke syndromes, the extent and sequence of investigations are based upon clinical probabilities and take into account the age, general condition, and wishes of the patient. There is no doubt that the evaluation of such patients has been changed and improved by CT. The incidence of intraparenchymal bleeding is higher, but its mortality is lower than previously believed. The incidence of hemorrhagic infarction is probably not as great as previously suspected, but the hazards of anticoagulant therapy in a patient with a hemorrhagic infarct are easily obviated if a CT scan is obtained before anticoagulant therapy is started. The initial evaluation of the patient has been improved by CT, but in addition, following the course of the patient is easier by obtaining serial scans when satisfactory recovery does not take place or continue at the expected rate. Parenchymal changes such as hemorrhagic change, mass effect, or obstruction of the ventricular system can be detected early, and approached rationally.
O W Houser; J K Campbell; H L Baker; T S Sundt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0033-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-22     Completed Date:  1982-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Edema / radiography
Brain Ischemia / radiography*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / radiography
Cerebral Infarction / radiography
Cerebrovascular Disorders / radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Ischemic Attack, Transient / radiography
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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