POST-TRAUMATIC MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY OCCLUSION ―REPORT OF A CASE AND THE VALUE OF CT SCAN IN MANAGEMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY OCCLUSION―
The prognosis of patients with post-traumatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion has been generally poor, but there are a few reports that the prognosis is favorable. As for the reason of this controversy, adequate discussion on the prognosis has not been done in the literature. Since MCA occlusion occurs with head trauma, it is easily considered that associated brain injury may have a great influence on the prognosis. In this paper, the authors report a case of MCA occlusion associated with cerebral contusion and emphasize an usefulness of a serial of CT scan to estimate the associated cerebral lesion and prognosis of post-traumatic cerebral artery occlusion.