Acute lacunar infarct

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Right-sided weakness and drift.

Patient Data

Age: 85-year-old
Gender: Male
MRI

Quick DWI

There is a small focus of restricted diffusion within the left insular subcortical white matter consistent with acute lacunar infarct.

Case Discussion

Lacunar infarcts are small (<20 mm) infarcts in the distal distribution of deep penetrating vessels. They result from occlusion of one of the small penetrating end arteries at the base of the brain and are due to fibrinoid degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 45066
Case created: 13th May 2016
Last edited: 14th May 2016
Tag: rmh
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