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Ulcerated plaques in the aortic arch contribute to symptomatic multiple brain infarction
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    Re:Aortic arch and ulcerative plaques

    We appreciate the comment regarding our study on ulcerated plaque in the aortic arch.

    As the commenter pointed, vascular neurologists might have believed that the aortic plaque configuration was as important as the plaque thickness when aortogenic embolism was assessed. Our study could identify a strong association between ulcerated plaque and recent multiple brain infarction, which was possibly caused by rec...

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    Aortic arch and ulcerative plaques
    • SABINO G ECHEBARRIA MENDIETA, MD neurologist.H San Eloy ( Barakaldo-Bizkaia ) district clinics.Osakidetza-Basque Health Service
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    Recent developments by Harloff ( 2008 ) describibg high risk plaques detected by TOE and MRI in aortic arch , and cryptogenic stroke , depicted certain characteristics ( > 4 mm thickness or presence of ulcerations or mobile components ) . Considering associated conditions , such aortic thrombi are defined as laminated deposition along the initial surface with variable echogenicity with or without mobile lesions... Tou...

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