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Table 3 Imaging characteristics of 33 patients with ischemic brain lesions related to infective endocarditis: n (%)

From: Clinical significance of cerebrovascular complications in patients with acute infective endocarditis: a retrospective analysis of a 12-year single-center experience

Vascular territory  
Anterior circulation  
 MCA 23 (69.7)
  Complete MCAS 4 (12.1)
  Partial MCAS 19 (57.6)
 ACA 4 (12.1)
Posterior circulation  
 PCA 8 (24.2)
 BA 3 (9.1)
 SCA 2 (6.1)
 AICA 1 (3.0)
 PICA 8 (24.2)
Border zone  
 Anterior 0 (0)
 Posterior 5 (15.2)
 Internal 3 (9.1)
Lesion patterns  
Single  
 Pattern 1 5 (15.2)
Multiple 28 (84.8)
 Pattern 2 11 (33.3)
 Pattern 3 7 (21.2)
 Pattern 4 10 (30.3)
  1. MCAS, middle cerebral artery stroke; ACA, anterior cerebral artery; PCA, posterior cerebral artery; BA, basilar artery; SCA, superior cerebellar artery; AICA, anterior inferior cerebellar artery; PICA, posterior inferior cerebellar artery.