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Pathology in Ischemic Stroke 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 24 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, February 24 2007.

A patient presents with an acute ischemic stroke and dies 18 hours after onset of symptoms. Of the following choices, which is most likely to be seen on pathology?

 
        A) Cavitation
 
        B) Eosinophilic changes in neurons
 
        C) Gliotic scar at infarct edges
 
        D) Liquefaction necrosis
 
        E) Appearance of macrophages
 

 


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A) cavitation

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Appearance of cavitation, liquefaction necrosis, and the formation of a glial scar at the edge of the infarct occur months to years after the infarct.  (See References)

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B) eosinophilic changes in neurons

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Pathology findings seen 12-24 hours after an acute ischemic stroke include tissue pallor, acute neuronal necrosis, and eosinophilic changes in neurons.  (See References)

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C) gliotic scar at infarct edges

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Appearance of cavitation, liquefaction necrosis, and the formation of a glial scar at the edge of the infarct occur months to years after the infarct.  (See References)

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D) liquefaction necrosis

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Appearance of cavitation, liquefaction necrosis, and the formation of a glial scar at the edge of the infarct occur months to years after the infarct.  (See References)

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E) appearance of macrophages

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Appearance of macrophages, capillary proliferation, and the appearance of reactive astrocytes at the edge of the infarct occur 2 days to 2 weeks after the infarct.  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
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Pathology in Ischemic Stroke 01
Question ID: 022407199
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/24/2007
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