Acute right MCA territory infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Right sided weakness commencing 2 days prior. Hemiplegic.

Patient Data

Age: 59
Gender: Male

Extensive low attenuation in the distribution of the right middle cerebral artery.

No haemorrhagic transformation.

No midline shift.

Annotated image

The CT and illustration (courtesy of Frank Gaillard) show the very clear vascular territory boundaries.

Case Discussion

Classic appearances of a recent complete MCA territory infarct.

The delay of more than 24 hours from symptoms to performing the CT makes the infarct very apparent.

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Case information

rID: 49726
Case created: 1st Dec 2016
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
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