A 40-year-old member asked:
can you tell me what is tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry answered
17 years experience Family Medicine
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 strokes are related to a chronic vascular disease associated with hypertension. Other likely risk factors include diabetes mellitus and possibly smoking. Symptoms will depend on what was affected. See your Neurologist or PCP. Not a 'classic stroke'.
Answered on Aug 9, 2020
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