Midbrain ischemia presenting as vertical gaze palsy: value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

BACKGROUND Conventional magnetic resonance imaging may fail to identify very small but clinically relevant acute subcortical brain infarcts. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is very sensitive and specific for acute cerebral ischemia and should contribute to the early detection of such lesions. METHODS We analyzed 6 patients who… CONTINUE READING