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By Michael G. Hennerici, Michael Daffertshofer, Louis R. Caplan, Kristina Szabo

ISBN-10: 0521673674

ISBN-13: 9780521673679

Neurologists study from their sufferers, and this option of 60 stroke circumstances will tell and problem clinicians of all profession levels. together with either universal and strange circumstances, the purpose is to augment diagnostic abilities via cautious research of person featuring styles and to lead therapy judgements. every one case comprises a scientific heritage, exam findings and specified investigations, frequently regarding imaging earlier than a analysis is given. There then follows for every case a dialogue of the scientific concerns raised by way of the case, within which the most instructing issues are emphasised. chosen references, usually together with the 1st description, are supplied on the end of every case. Drawing at the services of prime academics and practitioners, and liberally illustrated, those case stories and the discussions that accompany them are a necessary consultant to studying the complexity of stroke prognosis.

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General remarks Vascular lesions of the thalamus destroy thalamic nuclei in diVerent combinations and produce behavioral and sensorimotor syndromes depending on which nuclei are involved. The main blood supply for the thalamus comes from the proximal segments of the PCA through the paramedian, the inferolateral, and the posterior choroidal arteries. The remaining parts receive their supply from the posterior communicating artery through the polar arteries. Four classical thalamic stroke territories are described: The most common thalamic infarcts involve either the inferolateral (syn.

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