CT Brain - Large MCA infarct

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CT Brain - Large MCA infarct

  • Low density of the left hemisphere correlates with the anatomical position of the whole middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory
  • Hyperdense MCA sign due to thrombus
  • The infarct is causing swelling of the brain with mass effect - effacement of the sulci and ventricles with shift of midline structures to the right

Clinical features

  • Sudden onset right hemiparesis

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: November 2018