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Binswanger disease

Pronunciation: bin'zwang-er

Definition: one of the causes of vascular dementia, in which there are many infarcts and lacunae in the white matter, with relative sparing of the cortex and basal ganglia.

Synonym(s): Binswanger encephalopathy, encephalitis subcorticalis chronica, subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy

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