What causes lacunar infarcts in ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Causes of lacunar infarcts include the following:

  • Microatheroma

  • Lipohyalinosis

  • Fibrinoid necrosis secondary to hypertension or vasculitis

  • Hyaline arteriosclerosis

  • Amyloid angiopathy

  • Microemboli


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