Luca Petrone

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BACKGROUND In 1989, Louis Caplan first used the term branch atheromatous disease (BAD) to describe an occlusion or stenosis at the origin of a deep penetrating artery of the brain, associated with a microatheroma or a junctional plaque, and leading to an internal capsule or pontine small infarct. BAD remained an understudied concept for decades. In recent(More)
OBJECTIVES Early neurological worsening is common in minor subcortical strokes (SS) and may lead to a poor outcome. We aimed to describe clinical and imaging features associated with progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consecutive patients with SS were divided into progressive and non-progressive. Progression was defined as an increase of NIHSS motor score(More)
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