Thrombi at the site of carotid stenosis. Radiographic diagnosis

Academic Article


  • Nine cases of intraluminal thrombi distal to arteriosclerotic stenosis at the origin of the internal carotid artery were diagnosed angiographically. Eight of these were confirmed surgically or at postmorten examination. Recognition of such thrombi is based upon the demonstration of an obstructing lesion at least partly surrounded by contrast material; this is in contradistinction to arteriosclerotic plaques, in which one or both walls of the vessel encroach upon the lumen. The importance of identifying intraluminal thrombi and their relationship to intracranial occlusive disease are discussed.
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    Published In

  • Radiology  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 23568188
  • Author List

  • Roberson GH; Scott WR; Rosenbaum AE
  • Start Page

  • 353
  • End Page

  • 356
  • Volume

  • 109
  • Issue

  • 2