Lacunar infarction

Introduction
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By Catalina Ionita MD

Lacunar infarction is also known as or subsumes Pure motor stroke and Pure sensory stroke. -ed.

In this update, developments reported by Catalina Ionita MD, Director of Neurocritical Care Services and Stroke Specialist for the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, New York, include new clinical MRI correlations and distinct imaging patterns associated with gender, age, vascular risk factors, and race-ethnicity. A possible implication of vascular stiffness in the pathogenesis of lacunar infarction is also emphasized.

In This Article

Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Pregnancy
References cited
Contributors