Resolution of early diffusion-weighted and FLAIR MRI abnormalities in a patient with TIA

Neurology. 1999 Mar 23;52(5):1085-7. doi: 10.1212/wnl.52.5.1085.


We report a patient with a clinical history and neurologic examination consistent with acute stroke. Diffusion-weighted and fast fluid-attenuated inversion recovery MRI obtained 4 hours after stroke onset detected focal abnormalities suggestive of acute ischemic brain damage. The neurologic deficit and the imaging abnormalities both resolved completely at follow-up. This patient illustrates complete resolution of early changes observed with diffusion-weighted MRI at the hyperacute phase in a TIA.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain / pathology
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male