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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr07.2009.2063.
Published online 2010 February 8. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2063
PMCID: PMC3027891
Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

Rapid resolution of diffusion weighted MRI abnormality in a patient with a stuttering stroke


We report the unusually rapid and spontaneous normalisation of low diffusivity that accompanied resolution of acute neurological deficits in a stroke patient who underwent two magnetic resonance imaging examinations within 24 h of symptom onset. Diffusion weighted imaging obtained within hours of onset of left sided weakness demonstrated a focal right capsular area of low diffusivity that resolved within 24 h, coinciding with resolution of the patient’s symptoms.

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