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Arterial Dolichoectasia with Pontine Infarction

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.021

Series: What Do I Do Now

Arterial Dolichoectasia with Pontine Infarction

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Elongated and dilated arteries (dolichoectasia) may be congenital or atherosclerotic. Dolichoectasia causes ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes, cranial nerve signs, brainstem compression, and hydrocephalus. Potential mechanisms for ischemic stroke include hemodynamic, intraluminal thrombus compromising blood flow in branch arteries, artery-to-artery embolism, small vessel ischemic disease, and arterial dissection.

Chapter.  1663 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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