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Stroke. 1991 Jan;22(1):94-8.

Recurrent transient ischemic attacks and stroke in association with an internal carotid artery web.

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Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.


Fibromuscular dysplasia is a nonatherosclerotic vascular disease that most commonly affects cervical carotid arteries at the C1-C2 level when cephalic arteries are involved. Several histopathologic and angiographic subtypes of fibromuscular dysplasia exist; most have a benign natural history. We describe the third reported case of a pathologically proven, symptomatic proximal internal carotid artery web and suggest that patients with this lesion are at a higher risk for stroke.

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