Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (SVD)


  • ศันสนีย์ แสงวณิช แผนกจิตเวชและประสาทวิทยา โรงพยาบาลพระมงกุฎเกล้า


cerebral small vessel disease, lacunar infarction, white matter hyperintensities, microbleed


Cerebral small vessel disease is the pathological process that affects small vessels of brain, including small arteries, arterioles, capillaries, small veins and small venules. There are 2 main types of pathological features: type 1, arteriolosclerosis, and type 2, cerebral amyloid angiopathy. The consequences of small vessel disease on the brain parenchyma are heterogeneous as various findings on neuroimages including lacunar infarction, white matter hyperintensities, enlarged perivascular space, and cerebral microbleed. Aim of treatment is controlling risk factors especially hypertension. However risk of bleeding is increased, so antithrombotic treatment should be carefully considered among these patients.


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แสงวณิช ศ. Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (SVD). J Thai Stroke Soc [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 13 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];16(2):27-35. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtss/article/view/172092



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