Giant cerebral lacuna due to dilatation of the perivascular space: a case report

Clin Neuropathol. 1983;2(3):138-40.


The case of an asymptomatic giant cerebral lacuna situated in the left subputamenal region is reported. This lacuna was due to a dilatation of the perivascular space surrounding the lenticulostriate arteries at their entrance into the lenticular nucleus. This giant cavity was asymptomatic; however, the patient suffered from an atheromatous polyarteriopathy involving not only the arteries of the lower limbs and the coronary arteries but also both internal carotid arteries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebral Arteries / pathology*
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Cerebral Infarction / pathology
  • Corpus Striatum / blood supply*
  • Corpus Striatum / pathology
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Humans
  • Male