A rare cause of ischemic stroke: fibromuscular dysplasia

Ödil M., Bariş S. , Özyilmaz I., Doǧru Ö. , Celkan T., Albayram S.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.1, pp.77-79, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10072-009-0016-z
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-79


Childhood ischemic stroke is uncommon and may be associated with many causes and require extensive evaluation. Fibromuscular dysplasia is a rare cause of unknown etiology of childhood stroke which is mostly related with renovascular hypertension and in adults about 85% of cases renal artery has been involved, whereas the intracerebral circulation is the main area affected in children and the documented cause of stroke. We report a 4-year-old girl who presented with facial paralysis and diagnosed as intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia without renal artery involvement.