diffuse ischemic injury

diffuse ischemic injury

Neurology A pathologic change in the brains of stroke victims who had an ischemic episode of sufficient severity to damage neurons and the supporting vessels and glia, resulting in a change in the brain's water content and a lesion that is detectable by CT or MRI. See CVA, TIA. Cf Ischemic neuronal damage.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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