Table 2: Clinical presentation of stroke depending on the involved artery.

Vascular territorySymptoms

Internal carotid arteryHemiparesis, aphasia, and hemianopsia
Anterior cerebral arteryHemiparesis, especially leg
Middle cerebral arteryArm hemiparesis, hemianopsia, and aphasia
Posterior cerebral arteryHemianopsia, ataxia, hemiparesis, and dizziness
Basilar arteryBreath, sensory or balance disturbances, ataxia, nystagmus, opisthotonus, tremor, and vomiting
Cerebellar arterySensory disturbances, headache, fever, vomit, and cerebellar signs