Utility of perfusion-weighted CT imaging in acute middle cerebral artery stroke treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis: Prediction of final infarct volume and clinical outcome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Lesion volumes on admission PWCT images approximate final infarct volume for patients with early complete recanalization of MCA stem occlusion. For those without complete recanalization, there is subsequent enlargement of lesion volume on follow-up. Initial PWCT lesion volumes also have predictive value; volumes >100 mL are associated with a poor clinical outcome. In these highly selected patients, initial PWCT lesion volume was a stronger predictor of clinical outcome than was initial NIH Stroke Scale score.

publication date

  • September 29, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11546891

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2021

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 32

number

  • 9