Pontine infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

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Left hemiparesis

Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Hypodensity in the right side of pons (not crossing the midline)

Case Discussion

Pontine infarcts are one form of brainstem infarction.  Infarcts in the pons are typically focal in nature.

The pons if often poorly visualised on CT, but is eloquently observed on MRI, as there is no beam-hardening arifact from the petrous temporal bone.

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Case Information

rID: 33784
Case created: 23rd Jan 2015
Last edited: 27th Jul 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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