Raskind, Robert
April 1969
Angiology;Apr1969, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p224
Academic Journal
For the assessment of the relative frequency of operable lesions underlying the "stroke" syndrome, 276 randomly selected cases in which this clinical diagnosis had been made were analyzed retrospectively. The series spanned the fourth to ninth decade of life. Nearly half (46 per cent) of the patients were under 60 years of age. More than 46 per cent had lesions found operable by conservative criteria. Five of the 8 patients 30 to 39 years old, and all of the 3 patients 80 to 89 years of age had operable lesions. The findings suggest that every patient admitted with "stroke" should have meticulous clinical evaluation and thorough diagnostic appraisal by all appropriate techniques including radiologic contrast studies, and that the decision to operate or not in the specific case should be left to the individual specialist examining the patient.


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