Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Intravenous Thrombolytic Treatment

Pekoz M. T., Bıçakcı Ş., Öztürk I., Aslan K., Bozdemir H., Koc F.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.51, pp.175-177, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), which usually affects middle-aged and older women, is a non-atheromatous and non-inflammatory angiopathy. Definitive diagnosis is made only by angiography showing classic string-of-beads appearance. In this article, we present a patient with acute ischemic stroke due to FMD who was successfully treated with thrombolytic therapy as well as to revise the approach to FMD in the light of the literature.