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Lacunar infarction in the elderly

Lacunar infarction is a concept integrating pathology, CT and clinic. It is a common disease of the elderly. The high incidence age group is 60 ~ 70 years old. Fisher summarized it as an irregular lacuna formed after chronic healing of ischemic micro infarction (or softening focus) in deep penetrating arteries (or other micro arteries). The diameter of the micro artery involved in the lesion is about 200 µ m, and the pathological change is a lacunar or infarct of 2 ~ 20mm. The head CT scan shows a density reduction area of 2 ~ 20mm (generally no more than 15mm). At present, more than 20 kinds of lacunar syndrome can be diagnosed clinically.

Symptoms

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Senile positive bacilli pneumonia

Pneumonoid pleural effusion

Pulmonary heart disease in the elderly

Interstitial pneumonia in the elderly

Elderly ischemic cardiomyopathy

Hospital acquired pneumonia of the elderly

Lipoid pneumonia

Sarcoidosis of the elderly

Papillary muscle dysfunction and rupture in the elderly

Superior vena cava compression syndrome in the elderly

Chronic bronchitis in the elderly

Senile cardiocerebral syndrome

Ventricular premature contraction in the elderly

Bronchial asthma in the elderly

Streptobacillosis

Separation of aortic dissection in the elderly

Uremic pneumonia of the elderly

Ventricular flutter and ventricular fibrillation in the elderly

Ventricular tachycardia in the elderly

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