Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Michael Hoffmann

Michael Hoffmann

James A Haley VA Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33612

  • Research Article
    Dolichoectasia - A Posterior Circulation, Large Vessel Vasculopathy with Unique Clinical and Radiologic Features
    Author(s): Michael Hoffmann and Charles BrockMichael Hoffmann and Charles Brock

    Aim: To determine the frequency and clinicoradiologic features of patients with olichoectasia in large vessel ischemic cerebrovascular disease in a tertiary referral based stroke population. Methods: A standardized prospective investigative protocol including brain imaging, angiography and sonography was applied to all cerebrovascular patients (n=1292). Retrospective analysis was performed in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack with radiological features of dolichoectasia. Comparison was made between large vessel atherosclerotic (LVA) vasculopathies (n=355) and large vessel dolichoectasia (LVDE). Results: Within the stroke registry, LVDE comprised of 50/1292 (3.9%) with strokes and 10/223 (4.5%) presented with TIA’s (p=NS). Risk factor comparison between LVA and LVDE was not significant for gender, age, hypert.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000216

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