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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy with extensive mineralization.

Authors
  • Mackenzie, I R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Neuropathology
Publisher
Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
209–213
Identifiers
PMID: 9266147
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA, congophilic angiopathy) occurs with aging, Alzheimer's disease, and certain rare familial syndromes. It is an important risk factor for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. In addition to the accumulation of amyloid within the walls of cortical and leptomeningeal blood vessels, CAA is often accompanied by other vascular changes (CAA-associated vasculopathies, CAA-AV). This case report describes the unusual finding of extensive vascular mineralization with CAA, a rare form of CAA-AV which was detected during life.

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