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punctate chronic infarct

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Not acute: Lacunar infarcts are small
A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabete ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Many things: Your question probably relates to a finding which is usually seen on a MRI report. In general, there are individuals with silent infarcts in the white ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
It's old. : Old strokes have dark appearance on ct scan.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
WMC: White matter changes in MRI is non-specific, but mostly is due to insufficiency of very small vessels in brain of people with high blood pressure or d ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Chronic lacunar: infarct is a small old stroke. There is no treatment because it has already occurred. It won't get worse. Speak with your doctor. If you have risk ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sign of a stroke: Such a term implies there is evident of an old stroke (size matters) on the left side of the brain in ther deeper area beneath the surface. Periventr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produce ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Chronic infarct: Any stroke is serious. A "chronic" infarct is one that has occurred in the past. The damage is done and there is no cure per se. If the stroke was ... Read More
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