Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Symptomatic intracranial capillary telangiectasia in a patient with contralateral common carotid artery dissection

Xiaoqin Huang*, Chunqiu Fan and Yi Tang
Department of Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 August 2011
  •  Published: 09 December 2011


Intracranial capillary telangiectasia (ICT) is a rare benign disease with few clinical reports, as most capillary telangiectasias locate in the brainstem, small, asymptomatic and angiographically invisibale. We present a case of intracranial capillary telangiectasia with seizure and hemiplegiahemiparesia. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies revealed right frontal ischemic lesion. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) demonstrated right hemispheric capillary telangiectasia of ipsilateral frontal ischemic lesion and left common carotid artery dissection.

Key words: Capillary telangiectasia, acute ischemic stroke, digital subtraction angiography.


ICT, Intracranial capillary telangiectasia; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; DSA, digital subtraction angiography; NIHSS, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale; CSF, cerebral spinal fluid; SWI, susceptibility weighted image; MCA, middle cerebral artery; ICA, internal carotid artery.