Pontine infarct

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

Pontine infarction is a form of brainstem infarction involving the posterior circulation. Infarcts in the pons are typically focal.

Clinical presentation

Numerous clinical syndromes have been described due to pontine infarcts 1,2.
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Radiographic features

The pons is often poorly visualised on CT due to beam-hardening artifact from the petrous temporal bone. Thus, MR imaging provides superior evaluation of the pons.

Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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rID: 24321
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pontine stroke syndrome

Cases and figures

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    Case 1: acute left hemipontine infarct
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