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September 1973

Intracranial Arterial Occlusion in Children: Diagnosis and Follow-Up by Brain Scanning

Author Affiliations

La Jolla, Calif
From the departments of nuclear medicine Drs. Hurwitz and Green) and pediatrics (Dr. Fletcher), University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190326018

Two children had sudden onset of hemiplegia. Characteristic infarct patterns were demonstrated on brain scans, and arteriography confirmed cerebrovascular occlusion. Since pediatric stroke may be a recurring disorder, the brain scan technique which delivers a small radiation dose, is recommended as a means of long-term follow-up.

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