Brain cortical laminar necrosis

Case contributed by David Cuete


Patient with a prior history of infarction.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

CT shows extensive hypodensites in the left occipital lobe and left parietal lobe.

CT one month later


Computed tomography shows linear hyperdensities outlining the cortex of the previously infarcted regions which corresponds to cortical laminar necrosis.

Case Discussion

This is a case of cortical laminar necrosis, a form of ischemic brain damage.

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