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January 1966

The Management of Cerebrovascular Disease.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(1):118. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470070122026

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This book provides a relatively brief yet adequate coverage of the complex problem of occlusive cerebrovascular disease. The opening chapters are devoted to the physiology and anatomy of the intracranial circulation. These are followed by a chapter which is devoted to a description of the various pathological entities which can produce hemorrhagic or ischemic infarction. The pathological changes have been correlated with the varying clinical syndromes, and thus a meaningful correlation between clinical findings and pathology is achieved.

Diagnosis, investigation, and therapy are discussed in some detail under various clinical categories. The role of anticoagulant therapy is discussed in the context of the varying clinical syndromes. Of particular interest is the discussion of the role of surgery in occlusive cerebrovascular disease. This is a controversial subject, primarily because of our lack of knowledge of the natural history of this disease. Many of the series to which the author refers are

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