Ischemic stroke because of intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ischemic stroke in a 12-year-old African-American boy was caused by intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia. Imaging investigations included computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography, before reaching a definitive diagnosis with a conventional cerebral angiogram. This pediatric case of intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia highlights the need to consider this rare disorder in the differential diagnosis of pediatric stroke and the role of imaging in establishing a diagnosis. The literature of fibromuscular dysplasia is reviewed, and other causes of pediatric stroke are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shea, KJ; Hoang, JK; Smith, EC

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 217

PubMed ID

  • 21310338

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-5150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.11.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States