Hyperdense MCA sign

Case contributed by Dr Marcin Czarniecki


Sudden onset of right sided hemiplegia and confusion.

Patient Data

Age: 90

Hyperdense MCA with loss of cortical differentiation and oedema of the left hemisphere.

(Some images degraded by movement artifact)

Case Discussion

This patient has a left MCA territory infarct with typical CT signs.

The hyperdense MCA represents thrombus.

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Case information

rID: 35129
Published: 23rd Mar 2015
Last edited: 9th Mar 2016
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