Wallerian degeneration

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Selected axial CT images through the brainstem demonstrate loss of volume in the left side of the midbrain and pons. An old left MCA territory infarct is noted involving the corticospinal tracts. 

Case Discussion

This patient had a previous left middle cerebral artery territory infarct with resultant Wallerian degeneration of the corticospinal tracts. This results in reduction in volume of the ipsilateral cerebral peduncle and flattening of the left side of the pons. 

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Case information

rID: 5128
Published: 8th Dec 2008
Last edited: 4th Oct 2020
Tag: stroke
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