Lobar distribution of cerebral microbleeds: the Rotterdam Scan Study.

Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Archives of neurology (Impact Factor: 7.58). 05/2011; 68(5):656-9. DOI: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.93
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ABSTRACT To investigate the distribution of lobar microbleeds over the different lobes, taking into account lobar volume and clustering effects of multiple microbleeds.
Population-based, cross-sectional analysis.
The Rotterdam Scan Study.
A total of 198 persons (age range, 61-95 years) with lobar microbleeds.
Distribution of microbleeds over different lobes.
We found that lobar cerebral microbleeds occurred significantly more often in the temporal lobe, a region known to be more affected in cerebral amyloid angiopathy.
This study corroborates the presumed association of lobar microbleeds with cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

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