Attenuation of brain white matter lesions after lacunar stroke

Int J Prev Med. 2012 Feb;3(2):134-8.


White matter lesions (WMLs) are commonly observed in stroke patients with small vessel disease (SVD) and are thought to result from a progressive, irreversible disease process following arteriolosclerosis. In this study, we report a case of partial disappearance of WMLs 1 year after a lacunar stroke in a 69-year-old man with evidence of SVD. We also discuss possible mechanisms associated with this observation.

Keywords: Brain white matter hyperintensities; leukoaraiosis; stroke.

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  • Case Reports