Journal Watch-Curvilinear T1 hyperintense lesions representing cortical necrosis after cerebral infarction.
Curvilinear T1 hyperintense lesions in the cerebral cortex in patients with subacute infarction were investigated for: (1) the presence or absence of T2* hypointensity and (2) correlations with neuropathologic findings. Pathological correlation was performed in a patient with middle cerebral artery infarction and curvilinear hyperintense lesions on postmortem T1-weighted images. In the autopsied brain, curvilinear T1 hyperintense lesions corresponded to necrosis of all the cortical layers on histological examination. These data suggest that curvilinear hyperintense lesions in the cerebral cortex on T1-weighted images during the subacute to chronic period of cerebral infarction may not represent hemorrhage.
by- Kinoshita T, Ogawa T, Yoshida Y, Tamura H, Kado H, Okudera T
Journal Watch-Curvilinear T1 hyperintense lesions representing cortical necrosis after cerebral infarction. Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, February 06, 2006 Rating: