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Hyperattenuating ("Dense") Artery
Sheri L. Harder, MD, FRCPC; Karen L. Salzman, MD; J. Scott McNally, MD, PhD
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. Heo JH et al: Computed tomography-based thrombus imaging for the prediction of recanalization after reperfusion therapy in stroke. J Stroke. 19(1):40-49, 2017
            2. López-Cuevas R et al: Downstream migration and fragmentation of a spontaneous calcific embolus after thrombolysis in a patient with ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 25(10):e165-6, 2016
            3. Pikija S et al: Intracranial thrombus morphology and composition undergoes time-dependent changes in acute ischemic stroke: a CT densitometry study. Int J Mol Sci. 17(11), 2016
            4. Walker BS et al: Calcified cerebral emboli, a "do not miss" imaging diagnosis: 22 new cases and review of the literature. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. ePub, 2014
            5. Christian BA et al: Showered calcific emboli to the brain, the 'salted pretzel' sign, originating from the ipsilateral internal carotid artery causing acute cerebral infarction. Stroke. 40(5):e319-21, 2009
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. Heo JH et al: Computed tomography-based thrombus imaging for the prediction of recanalization after reperfusion therapy in stroke. J Stroke. 19(1):40-49, 2017
                      2. López-Cuevas R et al: Downstream migration and fragmentation of a spontaneous calcific embolus after thrombolysis in a patient with ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 25(10):e165-6, 2016
                      3. Pikija S et al: Intracranial thrombus morphology and composition undergoes time-dependent changes in acute ischemic stroke: a CT densitometry study. Int J Mol Sci. 17(11), 2016
                      4. Walker BS et al: Calcified cerebral emboli, a "do not miss" imaging diagnosis: 22 new cases and review of the literature. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. ePub, 2014
                      5. Christian BA et al: Showered calcific emboli to the brain, the 'salted pretzel' sign, originating from the ipsilateral internal carotid artery causing acute cerebral infarction. Stroke. 40(5):e319-21, 2009