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Stroke with calcium emboli related to a calcified stenosis of internal carotid artery
  1. J Tardy1,
  2. N Da Silva2,
  3. Y Glock3,
  4. V Larrue1
  1. 1
    Department of Vascular Neurology, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  2. 2
    Department of Neuroradiology, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  3. 3
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  1. Jean Tardy, Service de Neurologie Vasculaire, Hôpital de Rangueil, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse cedex 9, France; tardyjean{at}yahoo.fr

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Calcified cerebral infarcts due to calcified aortic valve disease or to cardiac catheterisation have previously been reported.13 In contrast, descriptions of such emboli from calcified atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid artery are rare. We report the case of a 61-year-old man with stroke and calcium emboli related to a calcified stenosis of internal …

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