Neuroradiology Teaching File


Anterior Cerebral Artery Infarction


There is a low attenuation abnormality involving the left frontal lobe. Mass effect is present with effacement of the overlying cortical sulci.






Cerebral infarction falls under the umbrella of cerebrovascular disorders called stroke. A CT done expediently is helpful for two reasons:

1. To look for intracerebral hemorrhage.

2. To identify an underlying structural lesion such as a tumor, vascular malformation or subdural hematoma.


References Osborn A: Stroke. In Diagnostic Neuroradiology, pp 341-362, St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.

Case Prepared by Steven Lee, M.D. and Anthony L. Alcantara, M.D.

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