middle cerebral artery stroke
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