Apical pulmonary lesions suspected of malignancy visible on neck CT angiography performed for acute stroke: Prevalence, treatment, and clinical implications – the PLEURA study

Tolga D Dittrich, Mara Aujesky, Salome Rudin, Annaelle Zietz, Benjamin Wagner, Alexandros Polymeris, Valerian L Altersberger, Tim Sinnecker, Henrik Gensicke, Stefan T Engelter, Philippe Lyrer, Viviane Hess, Raoul Sutter, Christian H Nickel, Leo H Bonati, Urs Fischer, Marios Psychogios, Mira Katan & Gian Marco De Marchis
Background:Computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the supraaortic arteries is commonly used for acute stroke workup and may reveal apical pulmonary lesions (APL).Aim:To determine the prevalence, follow-up algorithms, and in-hospital outcomes of stroke patients with APL on CTA.Methods:We retrospectively included consecutive adult patients with ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or intracerebral hemorrhage and available CTA at a tertiary hospital between January 2014 and May 2021. We reviewed all CTA reports for the presence of APL. APL...
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