Basilar artery stenosis mimicking the lacunar syndrome of pure motor hemiparesis.

@article{Chan2003BasilarAS,
  title={Basilar artery stenosis mimicking the lacunar syndrome of pure motor hemiparesis.},
  author={David KL Chan and Frank L. Silver},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={159-62}
}
BACKGROUND Stereotyped, repeated transient ischemic attacks manifesting as pure motor hemiparesis are most often attributed to ischemia of the internal capsule or ventral pons resulting from in situ disease of the small penetrating arteries. CASE DESCRIPTION We report a 61-year-old man presenting with recurrent episodes of left-sided weakness consistent with the lacunar syndrome of pure motor hemiparesis. Subsequent neuroimaging revealed infarction of the right ventral pons and a critical… CONTINUE READING
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