Posttraumatic cerebral infarction diagnosed by CT: prevalence, origin, and outcome.

  title={Posttraumatic cerebral infarction diagnosed by CT: prevalence, origin, and outcome.},
  author={Stuart E. Mirvis and Angel L Wolf and Yuji Numaguchi and G J Corradino and J N Joslyn},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={11 2},
Posttraumatic cerebral infarction is a recognized complication of craniocerebral trauma, but its frequency, cause, and influence on mortality are not well defined. To ascertain this information, all cranial CT studies demonstrating posttraumatic cerebral infarction and performed during a 40-month period at our trauma center were reviewed. Posttraumatic cerebral infarction was diagnosed by CT within 24 hr of admission (10 patients) and up to 14 days after admission (mean, 3 days) in 25 (1.9%) of… CONTINUE READING
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