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:Infarction of the basal ganglia after minor head injury is a well described entity .’Mineralising angiopathy’ is a term to describe mineralisation along the lenticulostriate vessels that predisposes infants to stroke,even after trivial head injury.(1)The prognosis in these children is excellent.The supratentorial compartment is relatively mobile in comparision to the fixed infratentorial compartment offering greater shearing forces between the perforating vessels and the brain parenchyma following an acute trauma.(2)The acute angulation of the lenticulostriate perforators is further responsible for its propensity of the basal ganglia for the insult.(3) The current report is unique as it presents a young boy with hemorrhagic stroke in the basal ganglia after a trivial trauma and imaging findings suggestive of mineralising angiopathy
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