A female asked:
Is an ischemic stroke in the basal ganglia always considered a lacunar stroke?
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi answered
32 years experience in Neurology
Not necessarily: If the stroke to the basal ganglia occurred by blockage of a SINGLE penetrating artery then, it's lacunar. If the stroke to the basal ganglia occurred because of a larger vessel being blocked PRIOR to when the penetrators take off resulting in REGIONAL infarction then, NOT lacunar type by definition. Wish to talk more? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
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