Cerebrovascular Anatomy 1
Topic: Anatomy
Created on Friday, August 24 2007 by jdmiles
Last modified on Friday, August 24 2007.
A) CT of a stroke in the territory of left PCA B) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of left PCA C) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of left SCA D) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of right PCA E) MRI FLAIR image of a stroke in the territory of left PCA
This question was created on August 24, 2007 by jdmiles.
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A) CT of a stroke in the territory of left PCA
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This is an MRI diffusion weighted image. The bright area represents diffusion restriction, which can be seen in acute stroke. The area of diffusion restriction corresponds to the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. (
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B) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of left PCA
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This is an MRI diffusion weighted image. The bright area represents diffusion restriction, which can be seen in acute stroke. The area of diffusion restriction corresponds to the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. The stroke in this image is on the right, not the left. (
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C) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of left SCA
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This is an MRI diffusion weighted image. The bright area represents diffusion restriction, which can be seen in acute stroke. The area of diffusion restriction corresponds to the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. The stroke in this image is on the right, not the left.
The superior cerebellar artery (SCA) does not supply the territory where this stroke occurred.
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D) MRI diffusionweighted image of a stroke in the territory of right PCA
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This is an MRI diffusion weighted image. The bright area represents diffusion restriction, which can be seen in acute stroke. The area of diffusion restriction corresponds to the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. (
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E) MRI FLAIR image of a stroke in the territory of left PCA
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This is an MRI diffusion weighted image. The bright area represents diffusion restriction, which can be seen in acute stroke. The area of diffusion restriction corresponds to the right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. (
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References:
1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis.  

  
  
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Cerebrovascular Anatomy 1
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Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 20062009, all rights reserved.
Created: 08/24/2007
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