Ischemic stroke: hyperdense middle cerebral artery
Dense acute hemiplegia.
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Hyperdense right distal internal carotid artery and proximal middle cerebral artery is in keeping with thrombus. There is subtle loss of grey white matter differentiation involving the right insular cortex as well as the right frontoparietal MCA territory. The left cerebral hemisphere is unremarkable
No intracranial hemorrhage. Periventricular chronic small vessel ischemia noted. The ventricles and sulci age appropriate.
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This case illustrates as obvious a dense MCA sign as you are ever likely to see.