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Repeated Cerebral Ischemia Caused by Extracranial Carotid Artery Dolichoectasia.
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PMID:  22082103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 67-year-old man with repeating cerebral embolism caused by a dolichoectatic right common carotid artery. The patient had a history of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cigarette smoking, and a postoperative abdominal aortic aneurysm. He presented with a sudden onset of weakness of the left arm and leg. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed old and fresh infarction in the right cerebral hemisphere. Carotid duplex ultrasonography showed a dolichoectatic right common carotid artery with a maximum diameter of 39 mm with thick plaque and strong spontaneous echo contrast. The flow velocity was considerably reduced, which caused thrombus formation, and strong antithrombotic therapy was required. This case provides a rare example of ischemic stroke caused by extracranial carotid artery dolichoectasia. J Neuroimaging 2011;XX:1-5.
Authors:
Hirokazu Sadahiro; Hideyuki Ishihara; Hisaharu Goto; Humiaki Oka; Satoshi Shirao; Hiroshi Yoneda; Michiyasu Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 by the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Affiliation:
From the Department of Neurosurgery and Clinical Neuroscience, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan.
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