Acute cerebral infarct with hyperdense MCA sign

Case contributed by Mohammed Alghamdi


Left-sided body weakness

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Acute right middle cerebral artery infarct with hyperdense artery sign.

A darker window is used to accentuate the low attenuation areas of the infarct.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates some of the early signs of an acute infarct including:

  1. hyperdense middle cerebral artery sign
  2. vanishing basal ganglia sign
  3. loss of insular ribbon sign
  4. sulcal effacement

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