Cranial computerized tomography in carotid artery transient ischemic attacks

José Biller, D. W. Laster, G. Howard, J. F. Toole, L. C. McHenry

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32 of 45 (71.1%) patients with carotid artery distribution transient ischemic attacks had normal cranial computerized tomography (CCT). 9 (20%) had cerebral atrophy. Incidental abnormalities were found in 3 (6.6%) patients, while a hypodense lesion corresponding to the site of neurological dysfunction was seen in only 1 (2.2%) patient. The latter showed a persistent abnormality in follow-up studies on the 8th and the 23 rd day after the initial event. Our clinical CCT correlation did not demonstrate the frequency of hypodense lesions reported by some authors. Furthermore an increased incidence of cerebral atrophy was found compared to the one reported previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


  • Cranial computerized tomography
  • Hypodense lesions
  • Transient ischemic attacks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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