Basilar artery atherosclerosis and hypertensive small vessel disease in isolated pontine infarctions: a study based on high-resolution MRI.

TitleBasilar artery atherosclerosis and hypertensive small vessel disease in isolated pontine infarctions: a study based on high-resolution MRI.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFeng C, Xu Y, Bai X, Hua T, Li Q, Tang G-Y, Chen Y-J, Liu X-Y, Huang J
JournalEuropean neurology
Volume70
Issue1-2
Pagination16-21
Date Published2013
Abstract

Isolated pontine infarctions are classified as paramedian pontine infarction (PPI) and lacunar pontine infarction (LPI), usually attributed to basilar artery (BA) atherosclerosis and small vessel disease (SVD), respectively. Recently, researchers found BA atherosclerotic plaques in LPI and made the pathogenesis of LPI confusing.

DOI10.1186/2090-5009-9-1
Alternate JournalEur. Neurol.