Borderzone infarct

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


CT obtained post fall.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

In addition to bilateral chronic small vessel ischaemic change, on the left there is patchy cortical infarction in a borderzone distribution.


Single image through the left internal carotid artery demonstrates a high grade stenosis. 

Case Discussion

Care must be taken when dismissing change as chronic small vessel ischaemia, and evidence for cortical infarction should be sought. In this case the pattern of cortical involvement suggested a borderzone (watershed) infarct and a CTA confirmed the presence of a high grade left sided stenosis. 

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Case information

rID: 23866
Published: 15th Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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