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can a lacunar infarct be caused by an auto accident?

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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 loss of blood flow to a small area, resulting in the loss of viability of that specific focus of tissue (infarct). However, this also may have happened independent of the mva.

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