Cavitation after acute symptomatic lacunar stroke depends on time, location, and MRI sequence.

@article{Moreau2012CavitationAA,
  title={Cavitation after acute symptomatic lacunar stroke depends on time, location, and MRI sequence.},
  author={François Moreau and Shiel K. Patel and M. Louis Lauzon and Cheryl R. McCreary and Mayank Goyal and Richard Frayne and A M Demchuk and Shelagh B Coutts and Eric E Smith},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={1837-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Definitions for chronic lacunar infarcts vary. Recent retrospective studies suggest that many acute lacunar strokes do not develop a cavitated appearance. We determined the characteristics of acute lacunar infarcts on follow-up MRI in consecutive patients participating in prospective research studies. METHODS Patients with acute lacunar infarction on diffusion-weighted imaging were selected from 3 prospective cohort studies of minor stroke imaged within <24 hours of… CONTINUE READING
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