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November 1959

Carotid Artery Occlusive Syndrome

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Second (Cornell) Medical and Neurological Service, Bellevue Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, the New York Hospital.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1959;1(5):491-501. doi:10.1001/archneur.1959.03840050025004

The symptomatology of carotid artery occlusive disease has always been of great interest to clinicians and has been well described in the past.1-5 It has been emphasized that the patterns and potential course of the disease are numerous and complex. Since the development of therapeutic measures which have been advocated for this condition, it has become essential to study carefully a group of patients with documented carotid occlusive disease. This is particularly so in view of the need for early diagnosis, for the earlier a therapeutic measure is applied the less certain can one be of its effect on the future course of the syndrome. Transient ischemic attacks can occur for a year or more without any residual neurologic deficit being found. In addition, a single stroke may completely resolve without any treatment, and there may be no further difficulty for a few years.

The clinical picture in 57