État criblé

État criblé, also known as status cribrosum, is a term that describes the diffusely widened perivascular spaces (Virchow-Robin spaces) in the basal ganglia, especially in the corpus striatum. It is usually symmetrical, with the perivascular spaces showing CSF signal and without diffusion restriction.   

It should be differentiated from état lacunaire, which is related to multiple lacunar infarcts

History and etymology

It was first described by Charles Louis Maxime Durand-Fardel, a French physician, in 1842 3

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rID: 35367
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sieve-like state
  • Etat crible
  • Etat-crible
  • Cribriform state
  • État-criblé

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