JOSEPH F. FAZEKAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RALPH W. ALMAN, M.D.; JOHN F. SULLIVAN, M.D.
A previous communication reported the results of a correlative study undertaken to compare aortocranial and intracerebral angiographic findings with clinical impressions derived from neurological examination and the use of various ancillary diagnostic modalities (1). The performance of radiographic visualization to supplement clinical findings was shown to enhance diagnostic accuracy, to give some indication of prognosis in certain cases, and sometimes to permit a firm decision as to the advisability or inadvisability of surgical intervention.
Nevertheless, even when the results of all available studies appear to indicate operation as the treatment of choice, the clinical outcome cannot be reliably predicted. This
FAZEKAS JF, ALMAN RW, SULLIVAN JF. Prognostic Uncertainties in Cerebral Vascular Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;58:93–101. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-1-93
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