Cerebral Infarction Definition


Cerebral Infarction: The formation of an area of necrosis in the cerebrum caused by an insufficiency of arterial or venous blood flow. Infarcts of the cerebrum are generally classified by hemisphere (i.e., left vs. right), lobe (e.g., frontal lobe infarction), arterial distribution (e.g., INFARCTION, ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), and etiology (e.g., embolic infarction).

Synonym: anterior choroidal artery infarction, subcortical infarction, right hemisphere, infarction cerebral, right hemisphere cerebral infarction, left hemisphere, infarction cerebral, left hemisphere cerebral infarction, infarction, cerebral left hemisphere, cerebral, right hemisphere infarction, cerebral, left hemisphere infarction, cerebral infarctions, cerebral infarction left hemisphere, posterior choroidal artery infarction, infarction, cerebral right hemisphere, cerebral infarction right hemisphere.