By Ji Y. Chong

Sufferers being affected by cerebrovascular ailment pose many medical demanding situations or even skilled clinicians can arrive on the element the place diagnostic, work-up, remedy, or prognostic pondering falters.

Authored through a vascular neurologist whose paintings spans the full spectrum of this workforce of mind dysfunctions, Cerebrovascular Disease is helping clinicians review and deal with sufferers being affected by stroke, embolism, thrombosis, hemorrhage, and different severe shows. In a clinical box the place it really is usually tough to distill the big array of analysis and follow it in any significant scientific method, this subsequent quantity within the "What Do I Do Now?" sequence makes a speciality of jogging the clinician via evidence-based decision-making. each one scientific situation featured in Cerebrovascular Disease describes in cautious aspect the presentation, diagnostic experiences, cures, and cause for dealing with those tough circumstances.

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He had a suboccipital craniectomy, and a ventriculostomy drain was placed. Post-operatively, he was found to be alert and following commands. He had a right facial droop only. Three months later, he had the residual facial droop and was back at work. KEY POINTS ■ Patients with large cerebellar strokes need to be monitored closely. ■ If there are signs of deterioration related to increased mass effect, surgical decompression needs to be considered, with the goal of early treatment. ■ Even patients in coma and severe neurological deficit may benefit from surgery.

2002;288: 2981–2997. Vermeer SE, Den Heijer T, Koudstaal PJ, et al. Incidence and risk factors of silent brain infarcts in the population-based Rotterdam Scan Study. Stroke. 2003;34:392–396. 10 PRIMARY PREVENTION OF STROKE 47 This page intentionally left blank 11 Asymptomatic Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) Stenosis A 63-year-old man with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco abuse, and coronary artery disease was referred for evaluation after being found to have internal carotid artery stenosis.

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