lacunar stroke

(redirected from Lacunar Syndrome)
A condition caused by multiple minute infarcts—lacunes—in the basal ganglia, which may be seen in severe hypertension; when numerous, lacunar strokes cause dementia or a lacunar ‘syndrome’

lacunar stroke

A pathological change in the brain caused by diminished or no blood flow through one of the brain's small penetrating arteries. When this occurs, there may be no clinically detectable changes in the patient or signs and symptoms of stroke. A group of little strokes may cause progressive dementia.
See also: stroke
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Lacunar syndrome (pure motor hemiparesis, pure sensory stroke, mixed sensorimotor, ataxic hemiparesis, dysarthria clumsy hand) without new cortical
Stroke etiology was classified according to the Banff classification as large-vessel disease (ipsilateral carotid stenosis [greater than or equal to] 70%, presumable local thrombosis of a large intracranial vessel, arterio-arterial embolism from aortic plaques/thrombi), small-vessel disease (clinical lacunar syndrome and no lesion or subcortical lesion <1.
Clinical Stroke Syndrome: TACs = Total Anterior Circulation Sysndrome PACs = Partial Anterior Circulation Syndrome POCs = Posterior Circulation Syndrome LACs = Lacunar Syndrome BM = Bladder Management
Furthermore, small cardioembolic emboli can cause lacunar syndromes, acting as a confounding factor in the analysis of the relation between HHcy and stroke subtypes.