Is moderate atherosclerotic stenosis in the middle cerebral artery a cause of or a coincidental finding in ischemic stroke?

@article{Klein2010IsMA,
  title={Is moderate atherosclerotic stenosis in the middle cerebral artery a cause of or a coincidental finding in ischemic stroke?},
  author={Isabelle F. Klein and J Labreuche and Philippa C. Lavall{\'e}e and M Mazighi and Charles Duyckaerts and J. -J. Hauw and Pierre Amarenco},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={140-5}
}
BACKGROUND Few pathological data have focused on the causal link between intracranial atherosclerotic disease and parent artery stroke. The objective of this study was to investigate the cause of middle cerebral artery (MCA) atherosclerotic disease in patients with fatal stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS In 123 patients with unilateral MCA territory infarction we performed a case-control autopsy study evaluating the frequency of atherosclerotic plaque and moderate (<70%) or severe (>or=70… CONTINUE READING

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