Acute middle cerebral arterial embolus

Case contributed by Dr Frank Parrish


Right sided weakness

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Acute left middle cerebral arterial embolus seen as a filling defect on arterial phase. No established infarct on non-contrast CT. Perfusion shows increased TTP without decreased CBV indicating this is ischemic brain that is not yet infarcted.

Case Discussion

CT perfusion in ischemic stroke has become established in most centers with stroke services as an important adjunct, along with CT angiography, to conventional imaging of the brain with a non-contrast CT scan. 

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Case information

rID: 3956
Published: 2nd Jul 2008
Last edited: 29th Dec 2019
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