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Remote lacunar infarct

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 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 34 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
Neurology 13 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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 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.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
63 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Location of stroke: A lacunar infarct is a small stroke, usually deep in the brain matter. Periventricular means near the ventricles also deep in the brain. A stroke in t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 25 years experience
Small infarcts: Lacunar infarcts occur as a result of localized decreased blood flow resulting in localized cell death. This occurs in the more central penetrating ve... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Small Stroke.: Those findings are small strokes of specific areas of the brain that are subcortical or below the cortex. Two of the three mechanisms for those strok... Read More
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