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What is the Corona Radiata


Updated September 16, 2008

A stroke affecting the corona radiata
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Definition: A bundle of nerve fibers that carries information to and from the brain cells that make up the cerebral cortex, an area of the brain that is responsible for the processing of conscious information.

Strokes affecting the corona radiata are typically called subcortical strokes, or lacunar strokes.

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