Chapter

Vascular Disorders

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0009

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Vascular Disorders

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Vascular lesions complicating cancer are important to the clinical for three reasons. First, a cerebrovasulcar event may precede identification of the cancer and be the first evidence that the patient suffers from disease of any kind. Second, venous thromboembolism may also complicate the course of patients with cancer treated with chemotherapy. Third, cerebral neoplasms may be mistaken for vascular events either because their symptoms develop suddenly, such as hemorrhage into a brain metastasis, or because computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance images initially resemble an infarct or a hemorrhage rather than a neoplasm.

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Subjects: Neurology

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