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A 26-year-old male asked about a 29-year-old female:

sister's mri shows "chronic infarct involving right caudate nucleas and anterior limb of right internal capsule".is it serious?how much?and cure pls!!

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
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 small, there may be little or no permanent impairment. Once a stroke has already occurred, it is important to prevent future strokes. A search for possible etiologic factors, such as vascular disease or hypertension, is important.

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