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Embolic Cerebral Infarction (ECI)


The clinical and neuroradiological characteristics of cerebral thrombosis and cerebral embolism were established in 109 cases with nonembolic and 120 cases with embolic arterial occlusion of the brain. Cases with cerebral thrombosis due to occlusion of perforating branches were excluded from the study, to equalize the size of the involved arteries in the two groups. More than 60% of patients with cerebral embolism showed a level of consciousness lower than stupor, while less than 15% did so in the thrombotic group. Cortical signs such as aphasia, agnosia, conjugate deviation, etc., were more frequently seen in the embolic group.