Right MCA hyperacute infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel



Patient Data

Age: 52 yrs
Gender: Male

Loss of grey-white matter differentiation and hypoattenuation at right insular cortex and lentiform nucleus.

Features are consistent with right MCA territory non-haemorrhagic hyperacute infarct.

Case Discussion

The loss of the insular ribbon sign refers to a loss of definition of the gray-white interface in the lateral margin of the insular cortex ("insular ribbon") and is considered an early CT sign of MCA infarction.

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Case information

rID: 35460
Case created: 7th Apr 2015
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2016
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