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Are sensorimotor strokes lacunar strokes? A case-control study of lacunar and non-lacunar infarcts.
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PMID:  1783917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine whether sensorimotor strokes should be considered as lacunar syndromes 34 consecutive patients with first-ever ischaemic sensorimotor stroke were evaluated and compared with 103 patients with non-lacunar infarcts and another 88 patients with lacunar infarcts. Potential thromboembolic sources were more frequent in patients with non-lacunar infarcts (p = 0.003, versus sensorimotor strokes). Although the overall prevalence of hypodense lesions at CT scan was not significantly different among the three groups, lacunar lesions were found in 47.1% of sensorimotor strokes, compared with 6.8% of non-lacunar infarcts (p less than 0.0001). In a mean follow up period of 28.7 months, the incidence of stroke and myocardial infarction among sensorimotor strokes was similar to that of patients with lacunar infarct, but significantly lower than in non-lacunar infarcts (p less than 0.05). These results demonstrate important differences between sensorimotor and non-lacunar infarcts, but quite similar findings in sensorimotor and lacunar strokes, and thus support the theory that sensorimotor strokes are commonly due to lacunar lesions.
G Landi; N Anzalone; E Cella; E Boccardi; M Musicco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-19     Completed Date:  1992-03-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1063-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurological Clinic, Ospedale Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Case-Control Studies
Cerebrovascular Disorders / classification*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Comment In:
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1992 Nov;55(11):1097   [PMID:  1469413 ]

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