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Remote lacunar infarct

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Highly unlikely: Embolic strokes are considered to be the typical forms of stroke or hemorrhagic type as well that place a person at highest risk for post stroke demen... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
Neurology 12 years experience
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
It's old. : Old strokes have dark appearance on ct scan.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Small cell death: A lacunar infarct is a small area of brain cells that have died. This may be asymptomatic or not depending on where it is and the size of it.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: The sudden deceleration trauma may cause microscopic changes within the brain, possibly including a tiny amount of vascular damage which results in lo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Hole in the brain: A lacunar infarct is a small dot where normal tissue may have been damaged leaving a small hole. This can show as a dark dot on mri. The cause shoul... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxy... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Klein
Radiology 50 years experience
Old stroke in thalam: A lacunar infarct is a small stoke, probably old in the thalamic area of the brain. Most people don't realize that you can have an asymptomatic or min... Read More

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