The left parietal lobe cortex

A 71-year-old woman had loss of consciousness persisting for over an hour. When she becomes arousable, she cannot speak nor move her. right arm. A cerebral angiogram reveals an occlusion to her left middle cerebral artery. Three months later, a computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a large 5 cystic area in her left parietal lobe cortex. This CT finding is most likely the consequence of resolution from which of the following pathologic cellular events?
a. Atrophy
b. Liquefactive necrosis
c. Caseous necrosis
d. Coagulative necrosis
e. Apoptosis

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