Influence of cerebral small vessel disease on brain tissue. Distinctive features of brain neuroimaging characteristics in patients with acute stroke against the background of leukoaraiosis
Recently the significance of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) was repeatedly confirmed and reviewed. Considering the fact of high frequency of CSVD manifestations in patients with stroke, the investigation into modifying influence of CSVD on stroke pathogenesis is topical. Obtained date indicates the leukoaraiosis` influence on cerebral susceptibility to ischemia, distinctive features of cerebral oedema and functioning of blood-brain barrier, frequency and degree of lacunar infarctions and brain atrophy. These facts emphasize the importance of taking into consideration presence or absence of leukoaraiosis on CT-scans of patients with acute stroke.