Pontine stroke

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Elderly patient presenting with an acute dense right hemiplegia.

CT

Initial CT, obtained 24 hours after symptom onset, demonstrates an ill-defined region of low attenuation in the left side of the pons, which is age indeterminate but was thought to potentially represent an infarct. 

Repeat CT 2 days later confirms evolution of a left sided pontine infarct

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Case information

rID: 13583
Case created: 23rd Apr 2011
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
Tag: stroke
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