Prominent perivascular space

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon



Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

Rounded hypoattenuating focus within the inferior portion of the right lentiform nucleus most consistent with a prominent perivascular space. 


MRI confirms the right inferior lentiform nucleus hypoattenuating focus on CT to follow CSF intensity consistent with a prominent perivascular space rather than a lacunar infarct. 

Case Discussion

Typical CT and MRI appearance of a prominent perivascular space inferiorly within the basal ganglia which should not be mistaken for a lacunar infarct. 

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Case information

rID: 44271
Published: 14th Apr 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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