The capsular warning syndrome: pathogenesis and clinical features.

  title={The capsular warning syndrome: pathogenesis and clinical features.},
  author={Geoffrey Alan Donnan and H O'malley and Luong Chan Quang and Susan F Hurley and Peter F. Bladin},
  volume={43 5},
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are not homogeneous and may consist of subsets with mechanisms as varied as their stroke counterparts. We describe a form of TIA in 50 patients where crescendo episodes of ischemia were restricted to the region of the internal capsule, usually causing symptoms affecting face, arm, and leg. These patients composed 4.5% of a consecutive series of patients admitted with TIAs over a 15-year period and 33% of all TIAs classified as subcortical. We believe that the… CONTINUE READING


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