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Intracranial Disease - Case 1

A 69 year-old African-American woman developed transient left sided weakness which resolved completely.  MRI of the brain was normal.  MRA suggested a possible abnormality in the right Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) and an angiogram was then performed.

Show the MCA Stenosis

Cerebral Angiogram (right internal carotid injection).  Note the focal stenosis of the proximal MCA.  Internal atherosclerosis affecting the Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA), Anterior Cerebral Artery (ACA) and Posterior Cerebral Artery (PCA) is more common in certain racial groups, especially those of Asian and African ancestry.

Revised 05/20/06.
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