Over the 20 years of publishing stroke connection we have heard of many of those causesmost strokes result from a handful of causeshoweverthis article will focus on three causes considered uncommonbut that weve heard of most often carotid vertebral dissection arteriovenous malformation and cavernous angiomawe talked to neurologist scott kasnerprofessor of neurology at the . The apparent aim of uncommon causes of stroke 576 pages 110 authors edited by drs caplan and bogousslavsky is to catalogue and describe many of the unusual causes of stroke from an imaging point of view the text is disappointing and for that reason will be of limited interest to neuroradiologists and neurointerventionalists. The third edition of uncommon causes of stroke edited by louis caplan and jos biller is a comprehensive reference manual that belongs on the bookshelf of providers who care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases cathy sila stroke journal. Uncommon causes of stroke most strokes are caused by conditions such as atrial fibrillation hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure but there are less common causes as well particularly vascular and hematologic disorders vascular disorders noninflammatory blood vessel disorders. Published as a companion to the second edition of stroke syndromes this comprehensive reference provides in depth descriptions of many rare and relatively uncommon causes of stroke together with stroke syndromes it emphasizes pattern recognition in the location and diagnosis of stroke the authoritative text describes various forms of angiitis coagulation disorders and infective
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