Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Young stroke due to vascular anomaly from neurofibromatosis type 1


Aetiology of stroke in young is often different to that of an older person. In nearly half of these cases no cause is established. Every effort should be explored to establish a cause as treatment varies accordingly and the prognosis with rehabilitation is favourable when compared with older people. We present a case of pontine infarct in a 43-year-old man due to vascular ectasia associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. Following the stroke, the patient went through intensive rehabilitation where he had a good functional outcome.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.