By Professor Dr. Gianni Boris Bradač, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Roland Oberson (auth.)
In this age after we are witnessing a veritable explosion in new modalities in diagnos tic imaging we proceed to have a good want for exact stories of the vascularity of the mind in sufferers who've all kinds of cerebral vascular sickness. a lot of the knowledge of cerebral vascular occlusive lesions which we built within the final twenty years used to be in line with our skill to illustrate the vessels that have been affected. a lot experimental paintings in animals were performed the place significant cerebral vessels have been obstructed and the results of those obstructions at the mind saw pathologically. although, it used to be no longer until eventually cerebral angiography might be played with the element that turned attainable within the many years of the '60 's and as a result that shall we start to comprehend the connection of the obstructed vessels saw angiographically to the scientific findings. furthermore, a lot physiologic info used to be acquired. for example, the idea that ofluxury perfusion that is used to explain non-nutritional stream throughout the tissues used to be saw first angiographically even if the time period was once no longer used till LASSEN defined it as a pathophysiological phenomenon saw in the course of cerebral blood movement reports with radioactive isotopes. the idea that of embolic occlusions of the cerebral vessels as opposed to thrombosis used to be clarified and the relative frequency of thrombosis as opposed to embolism used to be larger understood. the idea that of collateral movement of the mind via so-called meningeal end-to finish arterial anastomoses was once tremendously higher understood whilst serial angiography in obstructive cerebral vascular sickness used to be conducted with expanding frequency.
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26) Tortuosity and coiling are often congenital and thus already visible in children; they increase with age. Kinking is a deformation typically occurring in aged arteries. In a recent radio anatomic study CLARISSE et al. (1979) showed that with advancing age dilatation and elongation of the artery due to thinning of the wall and to a loss of elasticity, respectively, occur. The consequences of this process are different grades of coiling or kinking. The stenosis in cases of kinking can be purely mechanical or due to additional arteriosclerotic plaques.
The common carotid usually divides into the internal and external carotid arteries at the level ofC-4-C-5. Nevertheless, higher (C-1-C-2) and lower (C-6-Th-2) bifurcation may occur. Innominate artery (In); left and right subclavian artery (SL; SR); small left and large right vertebral artery (VL; VR). b Left common carotid artery (CL) originating at the innominate artery (In); right common carotid artery 26 (CR); left and right subclavian artery (SL; SR); large left and small right vertebral artery (VL; VR).
An example is shown in Fig. 24. 4 Multiple Atherosclerotic Lesions The high frequency of multiple lesions with varying degrees of severity (77% of our patients) has also been emphasized by other authors (NEWTON et al. 1964, HASS et al. 1968, TAVERAS and WOOD 1976). It is surprising how frequently other "secondary lesions" are found together with the clinically suspected lesion on the angiogram. A careful description of all lesions is mandatory since in some cases only the multiplicity of lesions gives a clue to the symptomatology of the patient (Figs.