Middle Cerebral Artery Syndrome - Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms

  • Hemiparesis or hemiplegia of the lower half of the contralateral face
  • Hemiparesis or hemiplegia of the contralateral upper and lower extremities*
  • Sensory loss of the contralateral face, arm and leg*
  • Ataxia of contralateral extremities*
  • Speech impairments/aphasia: Broca's, Wernicke's or Global aphasia as a result of a dominant hemisphere lesion (usually the left brain)
  • Perceptual deficits: hemispatial neglect, anosognosia, apraxia, and spatial disorganization as a result of a non-dominant hemisphere lesion (usually the right brain)
  • Visual disorders: deviation conjugée, a gaze preference towards the side of the lesion; contralateral homonymous hemianopsia

Note: *faciobrachial deficits greater than that of the lower limb

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