The apparent aim of uncommon causes of stroke 576 pages 110 authors edited by drs caplan and bogousslavsky is to catalogue and describe many of the unusual causes of stroke from an imaging point of view the text is disappointing and for that reason will be of limited interest to neuroradiologists and neurointerventionalists. Of all the uncommon causes of ischemic stroke dr kasner estimated that dissection is the most common if all of the uncommon causes together are about five percent of all strokes dissection is probably a quarter of those he said. The third edition of uncommon causes of stroke edited by louis caplan and jos biller is a comprehensive reference manual that belongs on the bookshelf of providers who care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases cathy sila stroke journal. Published as a companion to the second edition of stroke syndromes this comprehensive reference provides in depth descriptions of many rare and relatively uncommon causes of stroke together with stroke syndromes it emphasizes pattern recognition in the location and diagnosis of stroke. Uncommon causes of stroke most strokes are caused by conditions such as atrial fibrillation hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure but there are less common causes as well particularly vascular and hematologic disorders
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