Senile Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Alternate Names : Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Congophilic Cerebral Angiopathy, Cerebrovascular Amyloidosis
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How is the condition diagnosed?
A healthcare provider may suspect senile cerebral amyloid angiopathy after the history and physical exam. Imaging studies of the brain, such as a cranial CT scan or cranial MRI,
will show the bleeding into the brain. However, there are other causes of
bleeding into the brain, such as high blood pressure. Examining a piece of the person's brain with a microscope is the only way to diagnose this condition. This is usually only done after death, during an autopsy.