Left MCA acute infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Sudden loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 72
Gender: Female

CT Brain

The left temporal lobe and left insula show loss of the cortico-medullary differentiation (insular ribbon sign) with effaced overlying sulci and mild compression of the left lateral ventricle.

Hyperdense left MCA is as well seen in the sylvian fissure (dense MCA sign).

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Case information

rID: 28000
Published: 3rd Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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