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Clin Imaging. 2014 May-Jun;38(3):221-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.01.007. Epub 2014 Jan 22.

The study of fetal-type posterior cerebral circulation on multislice CT angiography and its influence on cerebral ischemic strokes.

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1
Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 430030.
2
Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 430030. Electronic address: cjr.zhouyicheng@vip.163.com.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose was to evaluate if patients with partial and full fetal-type posterior cerebral artery (PCA) could be more prone to lead to ischemic strokes on multislice computed tomographic angiography (MSCTA).

METHODS:

A total of 202 patients who had undergone MSCTA examinations were divided into three groups: patients with full fetal-type posterior (FTP), patients with partial FTP, and patients without FTP. The odds ratio of having ischemic strokes was calculated.

RESULTS:

The odds of having ischemic strokes in patients with full and partial FTP were 1.448 and 3.027, while P values were .391 and .0307, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

Patients with a partial fetal-type PCA could be more prone to develop ischemic strokes.

KEYWORDS:

Cerebral angiography; Circle of Willis; Hypoplasia; Posterior cerebral artery (PCA); Stroke

PMID:
24602416
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.01.007
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