Corpus striatal infarct

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Global amnesia

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Swelling and low density in the right caudate head and lentiform nucleus (i.e. globus pallidus and putamen) consistent with subacute infarction, i.e. at least days old.

Case Discussion

The artery that is responsible for blood supply to the corpus striatum is the recurrent artery of Heubner ie a branch of the anterior cerebral artery.

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Case information

rID: 21398
Published: 20th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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