Caudate body (CB) sign: new early CT sign of hyperacute anterior cerebral circulation infarction.

Title

Caudate body (CB) sign: new early CT sign of hyperacute anterior cerebral circulation infarction.

Creator

Khalaf Hamzah Suhail; Ahmed Shamima Y; Kurman Andrew J

Publisher

Emergency radiology

Date

2011
2011-12

Description

This case series describes the caudate body (CB) sign noted in computed tomography (CT) scans of patients who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) clinically manifesting symptoms suggestive of anterior cerebral circulation infarction. This sign has the advantage of early appearance, side-to-side comparison, and high conspicuity. Two of the presented cases demonstrate the CB sign in the absence of other established signs typically seen with early cerebral infarction. Five additional cases demonstrate this sign in conjunction with previously described criteria. The CB sign may allow earlier detection of hyperacute infarction leading to more rapid initiation of thrombolytics to minimize ischemic injury.

Subject

*Tomography; 80 and over; 80 and Over; Aged; Basal Ganglia – Pathology; Brain Infarction/*diagnostic imaging; Caudate Nucleus/*pathology; Emergency Medicine; Female; Humans; Infarction – Radiography; Male; Tomography; X-Ray Computed; Young Adult

Rights

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Pages

533–538

Issue

6

Volume

18

Citation

Khalaf Hamzah Suhail; Ahmed Shamima Y; Kurman Andrew J, “Caudate body (CB) sign: new early CT sign of hyperacute anterior cerebral circulation infarction.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3213.

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