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Table 1 The Clinical Features of Pontine and Cerebral Infarction with PMH or Hemiplegia

From: Pontine infarction with pure motor hemiparesis or hemiplegia: A prospective study

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