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Pure Motor Lacunar Stroke

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.008

Series: What Do I Do Now

Pure Motor Lacunar Stroke

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Lacunar brain infarction is caused by intrinsic disease of penetrating arteries or plaques within the parent artery that impede flow through the penetrating artery branches. The diagnosis is important to make since treatment differs from occlusion of large arteries and brain embolism.

Chapter.  1469 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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