Clinical Features and Vascular Territories of Stroke
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Clinical Features and Vascular Territories of Stroke

Anterior circulation—anterior cerebral artery (ACA) - Contralateral leg weakness

Anterior circulation—middle cerebral artery (MCA) - Contralateral face, arm > leg weakness, sensory loss, field cut, aphasia (left MCA) or neglect, apraxia (right MCA)

Subcortical circulation deep penetrating branches of MCA - Contralateral motor or sensory deficit without cortical signs

Posterior circulation—posterior cerebral artery (PCA) - Contralateral field cut

Posterior circulation—brainstem, vertebral, or basilar artery branches - Dysphagia, dysarthria, tongue/palate deviation and/or ataxia with crossed sensory/motor deficits ( = ipsilateral face with contralateral body)

Posterior circulation—basilar artery - Oculomotor deficits and/or ataxia with crossed sensory/motor deficits



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