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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is "old lacunar infarction at periventricular white matter of left temporal lobe" ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Prior small stroke: This indicates prior area of decreased blood flow in a very small vessel. Could even have occurred in childhood. Not bad idea to review potential stroke risks with your doctor, but not clear to me based on your description as to whether you have any of these risks.
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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
Neurology 56 years experience
Lacunes: Lacunes are small deep cerebral infarcts due to a primary arterial disease. They are usually located in the basal ganglia, internal capsule and pons usually in hypertensive patients. They are rare in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. See a neurologist if those findings belong to you.
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Last updated May 10, 2018

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