Cerebral infarction diagnosis by computerized tomography. Analysis and evaluation of findings

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  • CT has been found to be of value in cerebrovascular disease. In acute infarcts, the CT (before anticoagulation) excludes intacerebral hemorrhage. The CT may not exclude small petechial hemorrhagic infarctions (with negative cerebrospinal fluid). Angiography, otherwise, is more informative, disclosing ulcerative, irregular plaques, stenosis, emboli, etc. In old infarcts, the CT may differentiate an old infarct from a tumor in a patient with focal seizures. Angiography and radionuclide scans are less informative. CT is a valuable investigative agent for clinico anatomic correlation in cerebrovascular disease.
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  • Davis KR; Taveras JM; New PFJ; Schnur JA; Roberson GH
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  • 643
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  • 660
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  • 124
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  • 4