Basal ganglionic infarction


The basal ganglia receives its blood supply from the medial and lateral lenticulostriate arteries. While the former is branch from the ACA that supplys the anteromedial head of caudate and anterior limb of internal capsule, the latter is a branch from the MCA and supplies the putamen, head of caudate and posterior limb of internal capsule. The thalamus receives its supply from the superior cerebellar artery a branch from the basilar artery. The patient is known to have SLE.