Research Article

Angiographic appearance of carotid bifurcation in pateints with completed stroke, transient ischaemic attacks, and cerebral tumour.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: (Published 24 January 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:205
  1. M J Harrison,
  2. J Marshall


    The angiographic appearance of the carotid bifurcation was compared in groups of patients aged 50-59 suffering from transient ischaemic attacks (40 cases), cerebral infarction with completed stroke (44 cases), and cerebral hemisphere tumour (66 cases). Carotid occlusion was found in 14% of those with infarcts and 5% of those with transient ischaemic attacks. Carotid stenosis was found in 40% of those with ischaemic attacks and 14% of those with infarcts. Minor irregularity of the carotid arterial wall was equally common in all three groups.