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By Guillaume Saliou, Marie Theaudin, Claire Join-Lambert Vincent, Raphaelle Souillard-Scemama

Modern vascular neurology, really within the emergency surroundings, frequently calls for a superb potential for research and synthesis. Physicians who deal with those sufferers should have received multidisciplinary abilities, together with a very good wisdom of medical neurology and clinical imaging, yet they could additionally have to be expert in cardiology and in depth care. The preliminary medical and imaging examinations play a decisive position within the administration process. This e-book, written through neurologists and neuroradiologists, is designed to aid all physicians interested in the administration of neurovascular disorder. The layout and contents of this booklet, together with the newest directions from realized societies, are designed to supply a succinct and useful advisor. even though this e-book is very dedicated to ischaemic stroke, different neurovascular illnesses, specifically haemorrhagic stroke, also are mentioned. This publication may still represent a beneficial software for daily perform for all scientific body of workers excited about neurovascular disease.

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28 Extensive posterior fossa infarction due to basilar artery thrombosis. Hyperintensity on diffusion-weighted imaging of the medulla oblongata (1) and left cerebellum (2), pons (3), left vermis (4), midbrain (5) and right occipital lobe (6) Clinical Signs of Cerebral Infarction 37 Fig. 29 Left paramedian pontine infarction (territory of the perforating branches of the basilar artery). Hyperintensity on diffusionweighted images of the left part of the pons as this region is poorly visible on CT and such lesions always require confirmation by MRI.

18 2 General Description of Cerebral Infarction Fig. 7 Cerebral MR angiography showing classical features of constitutional asymmetry of the vertebral arteries with a dominant left vertebral artery and a hypoplastic right vertebral artery (a arrows). Note that the transverse foramina are not asymmetrical despite the difference in size of the arteries due to the numerous venous plexuses that also travel along the course of the vertebral arteries (b cervical spine CT scan, hollow arrow, left transverse foramen; c hollow arrow, right transverse foramen) The deep venous system (Fig.

21) Twenty to 35 % of carotid artery stenoses result in total MCA infarction, responsible for severe clinical features that may be immediately life-threatening due to uncal herniation, corresponding to malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: – Proportional hemibody motor deficit with hemianaesthesia. – Homonymous hemianopsia. – Conjugate deviation of the head and eyes to the side of the lesion. 30 2 General Description of Cerebral Infarction Fig. 20 Superficial middle cerebral artery infarction, parietotemporal branch.

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