J. M. NIELSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Cerebral vascular accidents are usually thought of as thrombosis, hemorrhage and embolism. However, subarachnoid hemorrhage and subdural hematoma are also vascular accidents. Neoplasms come in for differential diagnosis in many cases.
Much has appeared in the literature in the last few years about the treatment of cerebral thrombosis with stellate block or intravenous injection of procaine. Let us face clearly that there is no treatment as yet which will dissolve a clot in a cerebral blood vessel. It should have been emphasized that the treatment mentioned is for threatened thrombosis. It must be given before a thrombosis
NIELSEN JM. MANAGEMENT OF CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENTS*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:717–722. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):717-722.
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