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Ischemic PenumbraA stroke causes some brain cells to die and others to become injured. The injured cells are often found around the main area of damage. This area of injured cells is known as the penumbra. These cells may heal in the first few days and weeks after the stroke which can cause some spontaneous recovery.
For similar information see Types of strokeIschemic penumbra is an area of injured brain cells.
When you have a stroke, some brain cells die.
Others around them are injured.
The area of injured cells is called the penumbra.
These injured cells can get better soon after the stroke.
This can help you recover.
See Types of stroke