Assessment of Intracranial Collaterals on CT Angiography in Anterior Circulation Acute Ischemic Stroke.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial collaterals influence the prognosis of patients treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke. We compared the methods of scoring collaterals on pre-tPA brain CT angiography for predicting functional outcomes in acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred consecutive patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke treated with IV-tPA during 2010-2012 were incl...Expand abstract
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