Complete recovery after spontaneous thrombolysis of a middle cerebral artery embolism: An imaging report

Atsuo Tanaka, Futoshi Mihara, Takashi Yoshiura, Yasuo Kuwabara, Hiroaki Ooboshi, Setsuro Ibayashi, Mitsuo Iida, Hiroshi Honda

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    Abstract

    A 53-year-old-man demonstrated an embolism of the left middle cerebral artery, a rapid spontaneous thrombolysis and a subsequent recovery of the cerebral perfusion. These events were documented using MR angiography, perfusion-weighted MR imaging and digital subtraction angiography. The patient recovered consciousness and his symptoms of right hemiparesis and aphasia disappeared completely, representing the so-called spectacular shrinking deficit. This case provides evidence that an early spontaneous thrombolysis may recover cerebral perfusion and alleviate the symptoms of the patient.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-12
    Number of pages4
    JournalCMIGExtra: Cases
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Health Informatics

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