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Pontine infarcts and hemorrhages.
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PMID:  22377887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pontine infarcts are often part of a large ischemia involving the brainstem, although infarcts may be restricted to the pons. In both cases, infarcts in the pons are characterized by interesting clinical patterns resulting from a variety of cranial nerve dysfunctions, eye movement disorders and motor, sensory and cerebellar manifestations, either isolated or in combination. The anteromedial and anterolateral territories are the most commonly involved. Penetrating branch artery disease is the most common etiology. Ten percent of all intracerebral hemorrhages are located in the pons, and small hemorrhages in this brainstem structure may, in some instances, give rise to unusual clinical manifestations.
Jorge Moncayo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1662-2804     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurol Neurosci     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274949     Medline TA:  Front Neurol Neurosci     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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