Table 2 Comparison of neuroradiologic characteristics between atherosclerotic MCA and ICA diseases

MCA disease (n = 101)ICA disease (n = 63)p
Values in parentheses represent percentage.
* Fischer’s exact test.
† χ2 analysis.
MCA = middle cerebral artery; ICA = internal carotid artery; DP = deep perforator; SP = superficial perforator; IB = internal borderzone; SC = subcortical combined; NS = not significant.
Subcortical infarct85 (84.2)39 (61.9)0.001
    DP31 (30.7)4 (6.3)<0.001*
    SP21 (20.8)25 (39.7)0.009
    IB32 (31.7)9 (14.3)0.012
    SC (SP + DP)1 (1.0)1 (1.6)NS
Cortical infarct9 (8.9)5 (8.1)NS
Territorial infarct4 (4.0)18 (28.6)<0.001*
Disseminated multiple infarcts3 (2.9)1 (1.5)NS
External borderzone infarct13/103 (12.6)12/67 (17.9)NS