Lacunar infarction

Pregnancy
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By Catalina Ionita MD

Cerebrovascular disorders other than eclampsia include uncommon and unpredictable complications of pregnancy and puerperium associated with serious maternal morbidity and mortality. Venous infarctions, large arterial strokes (secondary to cardiac emboli, coagulopathies, and vascular dissection), and intracranial hemorrhages account for most of cerebrovascular complications, but lacunar infarctions can occur.

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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