Brain stem stroke
Risk factors for brain stem strokes are generally the same risk factors as for other cerebrovascular disease, mainly hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and tobacco abuse. Increased urinary sodium is associated with increased risk. A history of atrial fibrillation or a history of a hypercoagulable state are also risk factors. Additionally, sympathomimetics, including cocaine, predispose individuals to hemorrhagic strokes.
Related topic: drug-induced stroke
G46.3 – Brain stem stroke syndrome
95457000 – Brain stem infarction
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls