Saturday 10 September 2011

Intracranial Artery Calcification

Calcification along the wall of otherwise normal sized major intracranial vessels is common and should be mentioned in the report because of their association with atherosclerosis, Higher incidence of ischemic stroke in future.
For ischemic strokes, besides other traditional risk factors, intracranial artery calcification is found to be an independent risk factor.
The carotid siphon is the most commonly affected vessel, followed by vertebrobasilar, anterior and middle cerebral arteries.
Some articles mentions high prevalance of intracranial artery calcification in pts with hemo dialysis.

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