Stroke

Stroke is a clinical designation which refers to the sudden neurological deficit which results from a cerebrovascular event. It is divided into two broad categories:

  1. ischaemic stroke  (80% 2)
  2. haemorrhagic stroke (15%)
    1. lobar haemorrhage
    2. hypertensive haemorrhage
    3. secondary haemorrhages: some intracerebral haemorrhages eventually are shown to be haemorrhage from an underlying lesion, e.g. brain tumour, vascular malformation
  3. subarachnoid haemorrhage (5%; not always thought of as a stroke)

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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    PICA infarct : FLAIR
    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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