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Penetrating artery territory pontine infarction.
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PMID:  21769069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pontine infarcts account for 25% of lacunar strokes. The primary morphologies are wedge-shaped tegmental, basal, and tegmentobasal infarcts, caused by disease of the paramedian basilar branches, and smaller, circumscribed lacunar infarcts attributed to lipohyalinosis. Roughly 60% of infarcts are paramedian. Both typical and atypical lacunar syndromes are seen with pontine infarcts, pure motor hemiparesis being the most common, followed by sensorimotor stroke and ataxic hemiparesis. Eye movement abnormalities and neuropsychological deficits are also commonly seen. Short-term functional prognosis is usually good with lacunar morphology; rostral, lateral or tegmental locations predict a more favorable prognosis.
Thalia S Field; Oscar R Benavente
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in neurological diseases     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1949-4378     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol Dis     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223246     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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