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May 1969

Cerebral Angiography in Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease

Author Affiliations

Stoke-on-Trent, England
From the departments of radiology (Drs. Boyd and Hugh), and neurology (Drs. Acheson and Hutchinson), the North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Arch Neurol. 1969;20(5):527-532. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480110091008

IN RECENT years cerebral angiography has been used extensively in the investigation of patients suffering from cerebrovascular disease and is now commonly used to select patients who may benefit from surgical treatment of stenosis of the carotid or cerebral arteries in their cervical course. In a study of the natural history of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, angiography has been performed in a number of patients. This communication examines the contribution made by angiography to the diagnostic problems of cerebrovascular disease and to the assessment of the prognosis.

Method of Study  The term "ischemic cerebrovascular disease" is used to describe patients with a history of an episode which, in its clinical content and subsequent course, was typical of cerebral ischemia and where massive cerebral hemorrhage or extraneous emboli from sources such as the heart have been excluded. Out of a total of 643 patients presenting with such a history, 168 were referred

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