CNS Pathology: Brain: Cerebral atherosclerosis: Lacuna infarcts

01 February 2012
Presented by Andrew King

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Cerebral atherosclerosis

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A 1957 autopsy specimen from a middle aged man who had noticed seven years progressive loss of concentration and repeated short episodes of loss of consciousness. His blood pressure was 250/150. One year previously he had developed a left hemiplegia with spasticity and an extensor plantar response. He died subsequently in renal failure.

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