Data from CT Scans: The Significance of Silent Cerebral Infarction and Atrophy

  • A. N. Nicolaides
  • K. Papadakis
  • M. Grigg
  • A. Al-Kutoubi
  • M. A. Williams
  • D. F. S. Deacon


The detection of retinal emboli with the ophthalmoscope, whether shiny orange-yellow cholesterol crystals (1,2), or gray-white material consisting of platelets and fibrin (3,4), in patients with amaurosis fugax is well established. The association of this symptom with ICA stenosis and plaque ulceration (5) means that in clinical practice amaurosis fugax indicates an ulcerated atheromatous plaque of the ICA until proved otherwise (6).


Transient Ischemic Attack Carotid Endarterectomy Carotid Stenosis Kind Permission Hypodense Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Nicolaides
  • K. Papadakis
  • M. Grigg
  • A. Al-Kutoubi
  • M. A. Williams
  • D. F. S. Deacon

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