Lacunar state | definition of lacunar state by Medical dictionary
the presence of lacunes in the brain. One of the major factors underlying cerebrovascular disease; high correlation with hypertension and atherosclerosis. Symptomatic forms include pure motor hemiplegia and pure hemisensory syndrome; multiple lacunar infarcts are the most common cause of pseudobulbar palsy.
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’
a pseudobulbar disorder characterized by the appearance of small, smooth-walled cavities in the brain tissue. The condition usually follows a series of small strokes, particularly in older adults with arterial hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Also called status lacunaris
lacunar state Neurology A condition characterized by multiple minute infarcts—lacunes in the basal ganglia, which may be seen in severe HTN; when numerous, LS causes dementia or a lacunar 'syndrome' Clinical Loss of recent memory, altered time-space orientation, paranoia, headache, vertigo, giddiness, convulsions; the focal nature of the infarcts explains various neurologic defects–eg, homolateral cerebellar ataxia, isolated hemiplegia, pure segmental sensory stroke and dysarthria and clumsy hand syndrome.
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In view of these findings, BD and the lacunar state
could be the same entitye [20, 21].