Table 1

The Clinical Features of Pontine and Cerebral Infarction with PMH or Hemiplegia

Patients with pontine infarctions (n = 12)

Patients with internal capsule-coronal radiate region infarctions (n = 38)

P value


Age (y, mean ± SD)

67.2 ± 8.3

68.1 ± 11.7

0.806

Female, n (%)

5 (41.7%)

16 (42.1%)

0.979

Hypertension, n (%)

8 (66.7%)

16 (42.1%)

0.138

Diabetes mellitus, n (%)

6 (50.0%)

2 (5.3%)

0.001

Coronary atherosclerotic heart disease, n (%)

1(8.3%)

2 (5.3%)

1.000

Nonvertiginous dizziness at onset, n (%)

7(58.3%)

8(21.1%)

0.036

Status at onset in quiet, n (%)

7(58.3%)

20(52.6%)

0.730

Progressing course of stroke, n (%)

4(33.3%)

1(2.6%)

0.011

Contralateral central facial palsy, n (%)

12(100.0%)

30(79.0%)

0.173

Contralateral central glossal palsy, n (%)

9(75.0%)

22(57.9%)

0.470

PMH, n (%)

7(58.3%)

14(36.8%)

0.188

Hemiplegia, n (%)

5(41.7%)

24(63.2%)

0.188

with contralateral Sensory dysfunction, n (%)

3(25.0%)

19(50.0%)

0.128

NIHSS on admission

6 (5, 12)

5(2, 11)

0.077


PMH, pure motor hemiparesis; NIHSS, the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.

Ling et al. BMC Neurology 2009 9:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-25

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