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Bilateral Caudate Nucleus Infarction Associated with a Missing A1 Segment.
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PMID:  22177927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a case of bilateral caudate nucleus infarction caused by cardioembolic stroke associated with a variant circle of Willis. The patient was an 81-year-old man with atrial fibrillation who presented with a sudden disturbance of consciousness. When he became more alert a few days later, he was abulic with no spontaneous speech or activity. A magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain revealed cerebral infarction of bilateral caudate nucleus heads and the left frontal lobe. The left A1 segment was absent on 3-dimensional computed tomography angiography. One year later, abulia had completely resolved. Bilateral caudate nucleus infarction with variant circle of Willis is rare.
Authors:
Takuya Fukuoka; Aiko Osawa; Yasuko Ohe; Ichiro Deguchi; Shinichiro Maeshima; Norio Tanahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.
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