Hyperdense middle cerebral artery: incidence and quantitative significance

T. A. Tomsick, T. G. Brott, C. P. Olinger, W. Barsan, J. Spilker, R. Eberle, H. Adams

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The hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign (HMCAS) is recognized as a CT finding that indicates thrombus or embolus within the middle cerebral artery. The incidence and significance of this sign are quantitatively evaluated in 50 patients entered into experimental drug studies for treatment of cerebral infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1989


  • Cerebral infarction
  • Computed tomography
  • Embolism
  • Middle cerebral artery
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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