Acute pontine infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Dizziness and off balance. CT the preceeding day reported as normal.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
MRI

Large high T2, low T1, avid diffusion restriction abnormality in the left hemi-pons, in keeping with an acute pontine infarction.

No haemorrhagic component.

Normal basilar artery.

Case Discussion

A case of a large acute hemi-pontine infarct.

A lovely example of the value of diffusion weighted imaging in stroke.

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Case information

rID: 24320
Case created: 7th Aug 2013
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
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