Title

What to Look for on Post-stroke Neuroimaging.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2018

Publication Title

Neuroimaging clinics of North America

Abstract

The most feared complication after acute ischemic stroke is symptomatic or asymptomatic hemorrhagic conversion. Neuroimaging and clinical criteria are used to predict development of hemorrhage. Seizures after acute ischemic stroke or stroke-like symptoms from seizures are not common but may lead to confusion in the peristroke period, especially if seizures are repetitive or evolve into status epilepticus, which could affect neuroimaging findings. Malignant infarction develops when cytotoxic edema is large enough to lead to herniation and death. Post-stroke neuroimaging prognosticators have been described and should be assessed early so that appropriate treatment is offered before herniation leads to additional tissue injury.

Medical Subject Headings

Brain; Brain Ischemia; Cerebral Hemorrhage; Diagnostic Imaging; Edema; Humans; Neuroimaging; Risk Factors; Stroke

PubMed ID

30322600

Volume

28

Issue

4

First Page

649

Last Page

662

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