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Cerebral Infarction, MCA
Edward P. Quigley, III, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Middle cerebral artery (MCA) CVA
          • Definitions

            • Occlusion of middle cerebral artery resulting in ischemia and infarct

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          • Treatment

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Manawadu D et al: Hemicraniectomy for massive middle cerebral artery infarction: a review. Can J Neurol Sci. 35(5):544-50, 2008
                                2. Moustafa RR et al: Pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke: insights from imaging, and implications for therapy and drug discovery. Br J Pharmacol. 153 Suppl 1:S44-54, 2008
                                3. Castillo PR et al: Choice of neuroimaging in perioperative acute stroke management. Neurol Clin. 24(4):807-20, 2006
                                4. Delgado P et al: Neuroprotection in malignant MCA infarction. Cerebrovasc Dis. 21 Suppl 2:99-105, 2006
                                5. Schneck MJ et al: Hemicraniectomy and durotomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction. Neurol Clin. 24(4):715-27, 2006
                                6. Steiner T et al: Treatment options for large hemispheric stroke. Neurology. 57(5 Suppl 2):S61-8, 2001
                                7. Olsen TS: Regional cerebral blood flow after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Acta Neurol Scand. 73(4):321-37, 1986
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Middle cerebral artery (MCA) CVA
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Occlusion of middle cerebral artery resulting in ischemia and infarct

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                          • Consider

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Manawadu D et al: Hemicraniectomy for massive middle cerebral artery infarction: a review. Can J Neurol Sci. 35(5):544-50, 2008
                                                              2. Moustafa RR et al: Pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke: insights from imaging, and implications for therapy and drug discovery. Br J Pharmacol. 153 Suppl 1:S44-54, 2008
                                                              3. Castillo PR et al: Choice of neuroimaging in perioperative acute stroke management. Neurol Clin. 24(4):807-20, 2006
                                                              4. Delgado P et al: Neuroprotection in malignant MCA infarction. Cerebrovasc Dis. 21 Suppl 2:99-105, 2006
                                                              5. Schneck MJ et al: Hemicraniectomy and durotomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction. Neurol Clin. 24(4):715-27, 2006
                                                              6. Steiner T et al: Treatment options for large hemispheric stroke. Neurology. 57(5 Suppl 2):S61-8, 2001
                                                              7. Olsen TS: Regional cerebral blood flow after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Acta Neurol Scand. 73(4):321-37, 1986