What causes a PON stroke?

Pons strokes can be caused by a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel. Both types can lead to brain damage. People who have certain medical conditions, are inactive, or who smoke or use drugs are at higher risk for any kind of stroke. Your risk of stroke also increases with age.

What are the midbrain structures?

There are three main parts of the midbrain – the colliculi, the tegmentum, and the cerebral peduncles. Of the 12 cranial nerves, two thread directly from the midbrain – the oculomotor and trochlear nerves, responsible for eye and eyelid movement.

What will happen if pons is damaged?

Pons also relays sensory information and signals governing sleep patterns. If pons is damaged, it may cause loss of all muscle function except for eye movement.

What is sursurgery for stroke patients?

Surgery is a key procedure to restore normal blood flow in the brain after a stroke. While it’s not always required, it can save a life. If the stroke is caused by a burst artery (hemorrhagic stroke) neurosurgeons may perform a craniotomy to open up the skull and relieve intracranial pressure.

What should I do if I observe any signs of stroke?

If you observe any of these signs, call 911 or emergency medical help immediately. Call 911 or your local emergency number right away. Don’t wait to see if symptoms stop. Every minute counts. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the potential for brain damage and disability.

What is faces of stroke?

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What is an ischemic stroke?

An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot clogs an artery in the brain, restricting blood flow to the affected area. All strokes, including ischemic stroke, are a medical emergency. Time lost is brain lost. Ischemic strokes are most often treated with clot-busting drugs like tPA or aspirin. Once administered, these drugs help dissolve the clot.