CT in hemispheric ischaemic attacks

  • J. Bories
  • S. Derhy
  • J. Chiras

Summary

The authors report the three principal characteristics of hemispheric ischaemic attacks on CT scan and their development over time: hypodensity, mass effect and contrast enhancement. Their pathophysiological mechanism and prognostic importance are discussed. The topography of the territories of the large arteries vascularising the brain and their main branches is described on the basis of twelve sections cut parallel to the cantho-meatal line. Finally, selcted special aspects are described (misleading aspects, haemorrhagic infarcts, border zone infarcts).

Key words

Vascular cerebral attacks Cerebral infarcts Cerebral ischaemia CT scan Hypodensity Contrast enhancement Mass effect Haemorrhagic infarcts Border zone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bories
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Derhy
    • 1
  • J. Chiras
    • 1
  1. 1.Charcot Neuroradiological DepartmentLa Salpétrière HospitalParisFrance
  2. 2.Service de Neuro-Radiologie CharcotGroupe Hospitalier Pitie-SalpêtrièreParis Cedex 13France

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