Table 2 Location of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs): the AGES-Reykjavik Study
Location of CMBsFrequency (n (%))
Cerebral lobes313 (70.0)
    Frontal107 (23.9)
    Parietal123 (27.5)
    Occipital25 (5.6)
    Temporal58 (13.0)
External capsule4 (0.9)
Corpus callosum0 (0)
Basal ganglia45 (10.0)
Internal capsule2 (0.4)
    Putamen8 (1.8)
    Globus pallidus2 (0.4)
    Caudate nucleus0 (0)
    Thalamus35 (7.8)
Infratentorium83 (18.6)
    Cerebellum70 (15.7)
    Medulla oblongata0 (0)
    Pons13 (2.9)
    Mesencephalon0 (0)
  • Data are for the 447 CMBs in the 215 persons with 30 or fewer cerebral microbleeds.