Stroke

Stroke is a clinical diagnosis that refers to a sudden onset focal neurological deficit of presumed vascular origin.

It is divided into two broad categories:

  1. ischaemic stroke  (80% 2)
  2. haemorrhagic stroke (15%)

Haemorrhage may be due to hypertension or other secondary causes such as vascular malformations.

Other causes of stroke-like symptoms include subarachnoid haemorrhage and tumours (via intra-tumoural haemorrhage or secondary seizures).

Stroke and intracranial haemorrhage
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rID: 7975
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CVA
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Cerebrovascular event
  • Cerebrovascular events
  • Cerebrovascular accidents

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    Case 1: left MCA infarct
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    Case 2: left pontine infarct
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    Case 3: acute left hippocampal infarction : DWI
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    Case 4: right PICA infarct : MRI FLAIR
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    Case 5: left MCA territory Infarction
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    Case 6: right MCA territory infarction
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    Case 7: large parieto-occipital infarct
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    Case 8: CT perfusion in acute stroke
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    Case 9: PCA infarction
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