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Embolic cerebral infarctions after CABG (MRI)

This brain MRI shows new scattered infarcts involving both cerebral hemispheres predominantly in a watershed distribution. There is also a more confluent area of infarct involving the left parietal-occipital region, which is also in a watershed territory. The patient was a 62-year-old woman who had a CABG following a recent myocardial infarction. (Courtesy of Dr. Jose Biller.)

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  • Border-zone infarction
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Femoral neuropathy
  • Hypoxic or ischemic encephalopathy
  • Lumbosacral plexopathy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy
  • Small vessel infarction
  • Watershed infarction