watershed infarction


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wa·ter·shed in·farc·tion

infarction in a region of the cerebral cortex, the spinal cord, or a peripheral nerve where the distributions of nutrient arteries meet, or overlap; in these areas, tissue perfusion is most compromised when blood flow is decreased.
Infarction of a region that is peripheral to 2 arteries and susceptible to ischaemia. Watershed infarcts are often haemorrhagic, as restoration of the circulation allows blood to flow into damaged capillaries and ‘leak’ into the ischaemic tissue

wa·ter·shed in·farc·tion

(waw'tĕr-shed in-fahrk'shŭn)
Cortical infarction in an area where the distributions of major cerebral arteries meet or overlap.

wa·ter·shed in·farc·tion

(waw'tĕr-shed in-fahrk'shŭn)
Infarction in a region of the cerebral cortex, the spinal cord, or a peripheral nerve where the distributions of nutrient arteries meet or overlap.
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