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
Modality: CT

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

No haemorrhagic transformation.

No midline shift.

Modality: 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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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