Pure midbrain infarction: clinical syndromes, MRI, and etiologic patterns.

@article{Bogousslavsky1994PureMI,
  title={Pure midbrain infarction: clinical syndromes, MRI, and etiologic patterns.},
  author={Julien Ed Bogousslavsky and Philippe Maeder and Franco Regli and Reto Meuli},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={2032-40}
}
We studied 22 patients with first stroke and infarct limited to the midbrain on MRI. We selected these patients (8%) from 281 with posterior circulation infarct admitted consecutively into a primary care center. All patients underwent a systematic protocol of investigations including MR imaging and angiography, and echocardiography. Most infarcts fitted well to arterial territories drawn in preestablished templates. Middle midbrain involvement was the most common, mainly in the paramedian… CONTINUE READING