Pathology of small vessel stroke.

  title={Pathology of small vessel stroke.},
  author={G. Alistair Lammie},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={56 2},
Disease of small intracerebral vessels is widely assumed to be responsible for the majority of small, deep-seated (lacunar) infarcts and primary intracerebral haemorrhages. Our present, limited understanding of the pathogenesis of these stroke subtypes, which together constitute up to one-third of all strokes, is based on a limited number of detailed pathology studies, supported by clinical, risk factor and imaging data. Further progress using these traditional approaches has been prevented by… CONTINUE READING
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