Ischemic involvement of the primary motor cortex is a prognostic factor in acute stroke

Kaya D., Dincer A., Arman F., Bakirci N., Erzen C., Pamir M. N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, vol.10, no.8, pp.1277-1283, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00640.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1277-1283
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background The location of the primary motor cortex can be detected in healthy adults using the findings of 'T2 hypointensity' and the 'double layer sign' on 3 T diffusion-weighted imaging. The aim of this study was to assess whether ischemic involvement of the primary motor cortex can be identified on 3 T diffusion-weighted imaging within six-hours after stroke onset and to evaluate whether this finding could predict clinical outcome three-months after ischemic stroke.