middle cerebral artery stroke

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The middle cerebral artery may be occluded by thrombus or embolus. The clinical presentation depends upon the site of the occlusion and whether or not the dominant or non-dominant hemisphere is affected. There are often profound neuropsychological deficits.

Transient ischaemic attacks in the middle cerebral artery territory characteristically produces a transient hemiparesis in association with dysphasia.

Last reviewed 01/2018