Intraluminal thrombus in the cerebral circulation. Implications for surgical management.
Thrombi defined as intraluminal filling defects detected by angiography were identified in 30 patients (29 in the carotid system, one in the vertebral artery). Stroke was the presentation ipsilateral to the thrombus in 22 patients (12 had previous transient ischemic attacks), transient ischemic attacks occurred alone in seven cases, and one patient was asymptomatic. Angiography revealed a severe stenosis in association with the thrombus in 23 patients, a moderate stenosis in four patients, an...Expand abstract
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