Role of Computed Tomography in Evaluation of Cerebro-Vascular Accidents


Affiliations

  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Department of Radiology, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422003, India

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate cerebrovascular accidents using computed tomography. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was carried out at the Department of Radio-diagnosis of Dr Vasantrao Pawar Medical College and research centre from August 2014 to November 2016, to evaluate cerebrovascular accidents using computed tomography. One hundred patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were thoroughly evaluated. Results: 64% patients had cerebral infarction while 24% patients had intracerebral haemorrhage. 6% patients had SAH while 2% patients each had CVT and tumour respectively. 2% patients showed normal findings. 24% patients had a history of Diabetes mellitus whereas 30% patients had history of pre-existing hypertension. 20% patients had heart disease. 26% patients had a history of smoking whereas 28% patients consumed alcohol regularly. Out of 100 cases of clinically suspected CVA subjected to CT study, 2 cases turned out to be normal accounting for 2% of the study group. These cases were taken as negative cases.

Keywords

Cerebrovascular Accidents, Haemorrhage, Infarct, Stroke, CT

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