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The wastebasket diagnosis of "stroke" is no longer an adequate one for patients with cerebrovascular disorders of diverse etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical pattern. More precise definition of the location and nature of the vascular lesion has become essential for optimal management, whether it be endarterectomy for carotid stenosis or steroid therapy for cranial arteritis. This thoughtful monograph is an excellent guide for the physician in search of a concise summary of the principles of diagnosis and management.
The applied anatomy and physiology of the cerebral circulation are reviewed with excellent angiographic correlations. The techniques of the neurovascular examination are outlined,
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Cerebrovascular Disorders: With Sections on Applied Vascular Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain and Spinal Cord.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:468. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-468_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):468.
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