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The capacity for computed tomography diagnosis of cerebral infarction. An experimental study in the nonhuman primate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  410069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The characteristic serial CT scan appearance of cerebral infarction created by embolization of the middle cerebral artery in the nonhuman primate (10 baboons) is defined. The earliest CT changes are noted by 12 to 24 hours and include generalized ventricular enlargement and a focal region of decreased absorption in the opercula-basal ganglia region. The area of diminished brain absorption is better circumscribed and of lower attenuation coefficient with increasing chronicity. Distinct hydrocephalus, unilateral exophthalmos and ventricular displacement occurred with increased intracranial pressure. Little additional diagnostic information was obtained via intravenous enhancement and care should be taken as mild enhancement may obscure an area of abnormality.
B P Drayer; M Dujovny; M Boehnke; S K Wolfson; P J Barrionuevo; E E Cook; A E Rosenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-30     Completed Date:  1977-11-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-402     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Ventriculography
Disease Models, Animal
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / radiography*
Orbit / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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