État lacunaire

État lacunaire is a term describing the presence of multiple lacunar infarcts, which are ischemic strokes due to occlusion of penetrating cerebral arterioles, especially in the basal ganglia. The term has been strongly described as a pathological substrate for a multi-infarct vascular dementia 4

It should be differentiated from état criblé, which is related to multiple enlarged perivascular spaces

History and etymology

It was first described by Pierre Marie, a French neurologist, in 1901 1

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rID: 35368
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Etat lacunaire
  • Marie état lacunaire
  • État-lacunaire
  • Etat-lacunaire

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