Table 4

Outcomes of patients with perfect ASPECTS (no core infarction seen at presentation) versus those with core infarctions involving the cortex at presentation (‘cortex’ includes MCA territory cortex and insula)

VariableNTotal
(N=125)
Cortical Infarction
(N=93)
Perfect ASPECTS
(N=32)
p Value
mRS1090.57
 019 (17.4)14 (17.1)5 (18.5)
 122 (20.2)17 (20.7)5 (18.5)
 219 (17.4)12 (14.6)7 (25.9)
 313 (11.9)12 (14.6)1 (3.7)
 417 (15.6)14 (17.1)3 (11.1)
 58 (7.3)5 (6.1)3 (11.1)
 611 (10.1)8 (9.8)3 (11.1)
mRS1090.34
 3–649 (45.0)39 (47.6)10 (37.0)
 0–260 (55.0)43 (52.4)17 (63.0)
Post-thrombectomy TICI flow125
 0−2a6 (4.8)3 (3.2)3 (9.4)0.16
 2b−3119 (95.2)90 (96.8)29 (90.6)
Death10911 (10.1)8 (9.8)3 (11.1)0.84
Side (left)12371 (57.7)49 (53.8)22 (68.8)0.14
ICH1258 (6.4)7 (7.5)1 (3.1)0.38
  • All data are presented as mean (SD) or frequency (%) for continuous or categorical data, respectively. Statistical significance was assessed using Student's t test or χ2 test for continuous or categorical data, respectively.

  • ASPECTS, Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score; ICH, intracerebral hemorrhage; MCA, middle cerebral artery; mRS, modified Rankin Score; TICI, Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction.