Isolated intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia presents as stroke in a 19-year-old female

Lee A. Birnbaum, Richard Sherry, Edgard Pereira

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Isolated intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia is rare and may present with cerebrovascular events. It should be considered as etiology of stroke in otherwise healthy young patients. Though diagnosis is often challenging, characteristic morphologies may be revealed on magnetic resonance and catheter angiography. Cephalocervical fibromuscular dysplasia typically involves the extracranial portion of the internal carotid artery (nearly 95%). This rare case demonstrates isolated intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia in a 19-year-old female with left caudate and genu of internal capsule stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005



  • Caudate nucleus
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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