Table 2

The MRI (A) Findings of Pontine Infarction Patients with PMH or Hemiplegia

Case No.

lesions on MRI

MRA findings


1

22 × 15 × 21 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pontine pons and midbrain

Stenosis in bilateral PCA

2

12 × 10 × 12 mm3 in right basal and dorsal pons

No intracranial large-vessel atherothrombosis or stenosis

3

21 × 18 × 14 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons, multiple lacunar infarctions in bilateral cerebral hemisphere and basal ganglia

Stenosis in left PCA and M2 segment of bilateral MCA

4

20 × 10 × 14 mm3 in right basal and dorsal pon, multiple lacunar infarctions in bilateral parietofrontal lobe and basal ganglia

Atherosclerosis

5

15 × 12 × 20 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons and basal cerebral peduncle, multiple lacuner infarctions in bilateral subcortex regions and basal ganglia

Atherosclerosis

6

12 × 8 × 7 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons, lesion involving the level of the pontomedullary junction

Atherosclerosis

7

20 × 10 × 10 mm3 in basal and dorsal part of left pons

No intracranial large-vessel atherothrombosis or stenosis

8

8 × 8 × 14 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons, multiple lacuner infarctions in bilateral parietofrontal lobes

No intracranial large- vessel atherothrombosis or stenosis

9

14 × 10 × 14 mm3 in right basal and dorsal pons

Atherosclerosis

10

5 × 10 × 14 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons and 6 × 8 × 10 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons, multiple infarctions in bilateral subcortex regions and basal ganglia

Stenosis in M2 segment of lacunar right MCA and bilateral PCA

11

18 × 12 × 14 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons

No intracranial large-vessel atherothrombosis or stenosis

12

15 × 12 × 10 mm3 in left basal and dorsal pons

Atherosclerosis


Ling et al. BMC Neurology 2009 9:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-25

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