Arterial Occlusive Disease in Infancy

  • Reinhard L. Friede


The present chapter pertains to the lesions resulting from arterial disease or from the occlusion of otherwise normal arteries in infancy or childhood. Cerebral infarction from these causes is superficially similar to that in porencephaly, hydranencephaly or multilocular cystic encephalopathy (Chapter 11), but there are certain distinctive differences. The latter types of lesions usually develop during fetal life, are often bilateral, and a search of the arteries supplying the destroyed portions of the brain usually yields no evidence of anatomic obstruction or of vascular disease; hence, a systemic disturbance or a transitory occlusive process may be postulated. The vasculo-occlusive processes described in the present chapter are more similar to those in the adult brain in that infarction of a portion of the brain, often unilateraI or asymmetric can be traced to an anatomically demonstrable occlusive process in the vascular tree. Also, they typically develop during the postnatal period.


Cerebral Artery Internal Carotid Artery Middle Cerebral Artery Intracranial Aneurysm Moya Moya Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard L. Friede
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of ZurichSwitzerland

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