CEREBROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

Cathy A. Sila Neurologic Complications of Organ Transplantation p. 39-47 April 2004, Vol.10, No.2 doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000290713.56701.71
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Stroke is recognized in less than 10% of organ transplant recipients but in autopsy studies is identified as leading or contributing to death in 40% to 60%. The spectrum of cerebrovascular complications is broad, including both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke from multiple underlying mechanisms, and varies with the type of organ(s) transplanted, the time from transplantation, and associated medical comorbidities.

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