Clinical data of 83 patients with symptomatic CT detected small deep infarcts in one of the cerebral hemispheres were retrospectively reviewed. 61 Percent had hypertension. In 15 percent a cardiac embolus was the most probable cause of a small deep infarct. In 22 cases angiography had been performed and ipsilateral internal carotid stenosis was present in 6… (More)
In 73 of 83 consecutive patients with a CT-verified small deep infarct, the course of the initial deficit was retrospectively assessed. Sixty-four percent showed their maximal deficit at stroke onset, while 36% had progression of the initial deficit. Between these 2 groups, there was no difference in the number of patients with hypertension and in the… (More)
From a prospective registry of 103 stroke patients on early anticoagulation for cardiac embolus we selected 23 patients with a small deep infarct. We studied the incidence of hemorrhagic infarction on CT, and the risk of early anticoagulation. We found no hemorrhagic infarction on CT in any case, and no bleeding complications during the three week… (More)
A hypertensive male patient is described who suffered a pure sensory stroke. CT revealed a small lacunar infarct in the contralateral posterior part of the ventral thalamus. This is the second described case with a CT verified single ischemic lesion restricted to the thalamus.