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April 18, 1959

IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS BY CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY IN CASES OF "STROKE"

Author Affiliations

Denville, N. J.

From St. Clare's Hospital.

JAMA. 1959;169(16):1867-1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000330039007
Abstract

Exact diagnosis in cases of cerebrovascular disease has become essential for proper medical management because of increasingly effective medical and surgical methods of treatment. Symptoms due to cerebral thrombosis can be reversed or arrested by anticoagulants, hemorrhages can be stopped, and atheromatous occlusions can be corrected. Five case histories are given to illustrate the key-position of cerebral angiography in deciding the course of treatment. The dangers of angiography are much less than the dangers of delayed or haphazard treatment. The advent of safe cerebral angiography has revolutionized the management of cerebrovascular disease.

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