Vessel wall MRI enhancement in noninflammatory cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Q. Hao, N. M. Tsankova, H. Shoirah, C. P. Kellner, K. Nael

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is characterized by deposition of amyloid-β fibrils in the walls of small-to-medium-sized blood vessels. In this retrospective review of 5 patients with histologically confirmed noninflammatory cerebral amyloid angiopathy, high-resolution vessel wall MRI showed arterial wall enhancement in 2 patients (40%). Despite common consensus of equating vessel wall enhancement with inflammation, this report demonstrates that β -amyloid accumulation alone without inflammation can be associated with arterial wall enhancement in a subset of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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