The natural history of lacunar infarction: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.

@article{Bamford1987TheNH,
  title={The natural history of lacunar infarction: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.},
  author={John M. Bamford and Peter Ag Sandercock and L. N. Jones and Charles P. Warlow},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1987},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={545-51}
}
In a consecutive series of 515 first-ever strokes in a community-based study of stroke that combined prompt clinical assessment by a study neurologist with a high rate of confirmed pathologic diagnosis, 108 cases (21%) had a lacunar syndrome. A computed tomography (CT) scan was performed in 104 (96%) of these cases. Only 3 cases had primary intracerebral hemorrhage, and another 3 had "inappropriate" areas of infarcts were seen in 34 of the remaining 98 (35%) CT scans. The crude annual incidence… CONTINUE READING