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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-42

Pseudo-hyperdense MCA sign: The value of comparing CT densities of vessels on both sides


Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Prasad Krishnan
Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcvs.jcvs_5_21

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Hyperdense middle cerebral artery (MCA) sign is a well-recognised sign of stroke radiology. However, less often reported is the pseudo 'hyperdense MCA sign' that looks ominous and may confound the clinician into thinking that he is dealing with a case of ischaemic stroke. We report a 56-year-old male who nearly underwent thrombolysis due to this sign seen on initial computed tomography imaging and highlight the way to avoid this pitfall.


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