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October 1973

Atypical Calcification of Enlarged Terminal Branches of the Middle Cerebral Artery

Author Affiliations

Albany, NY
From the Department of Pathology and Specialized Center of Research on Arteriosclerosis, Albany Medical College of Union University, and Veterans Administration Hospital, Albany, NY.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(4):282-284. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490280094016

A localized area of calcified, fibrotic, and aneurysmally enlarged terminal branches of one middle cerebral artery with radiologically demonstrable calcification in the arterial walls was found coincidentally at autopsy. This unique lesion appears to be the end result of a healed arteritis, possibly embolic in nature. Such lesions could cause considerable difficulty in clinical diagnosis if found in an x-ray examination of the skull.

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