Can an auto accident cause pontine lacunar infarction?

Not likely. The pons is one of the most frequent locations for lacunar infarcts in hypertensive and/or diabetic patients. In the context of a motor vehicle accident, this sound like a preexisting condition.

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I was diagnosed with a Small chronic left cerebellar lacunar infarction. Waiting for call from GP. Is it the same as a lacunar infarc?

Infarct. it is a lacunar infarct but located in the cerebellum, rather than the more common location the cerebrum. Same process though . Read more...
FIND CAUSE. You are relatively young, yet you have had what is described as a small stroke. Disregard terminology, you are at risk for further strokes if underlying cause is not uncovered. Although old trauma may be etiology, would check heart, blood vessels, and metabolic risks. If you are a smoker, stop yesterday. See a neurologist and get this addressed, you need a specialist. Read more...
Yes to question. The 2 things are the same. The Lacunar infarct refers to a SUBTYPE of stroke that is recognized. Small CHRONIC left cerebellar simply is telling you more specific information. It is SMALL. It is CHRONIC (meaning that it is AN OLD event; didn't just happen), and it is located in the left cerebellar hemispheric region (location in the brain). Read more...

I had an MRI of the brain which showed a small old left basal ganglia lacunar infarction?

Lacunar Infarct. Lacunar infarcts - a silent stroke that may not produce any outside symptoms. Frequently, patients may be unaware they suffered a lacunar stroke.They result from occlusion of the small penetrating end arteries at the base of the brain usually due to fibrinoid degeneration in contrast to cortical infarcts where embolization of distal thrombus is the main etiology. See a neurologist for consultation. Read more...
A risk factor. Regardless of the age of the prior stroke, you need to fully assess all relevant risk factors and start a protective anti-platelet med such as aggrenox, and perhaps lipitor (atorvastatin). Issue is not the prior lacunar infarct, but what may occur in future instead. Read more...

Dear doctor, I had right thalamic lacunar infarction in 1996 & take clopidrogel 75 daily. What else can I do to prevent stroke.

See below. Reduce salt, control blood pressure to <130/80 mm hg, control cholesterol (or better vegetarian diet), reduce weight, stay active daily (walking is good enough), reduce stress, do something enjoyable each day (to reduce stress), no smoking, keep on top of your health with your doctor (be your own advocate, especially in india). Read more...