A recently devised classification of infarction has proved simple and of practical value in establishing diagnosis and in predicting outcome -
Total Anterior Circulation Infarction (TACI)
Partial Anterior Circulation Infarction (PACI)
Posterior Circulation Infarction (POCI)
Lacunar Infarction (LACI)
Clinical features Outcome motor and sensory deficit, hemianopia and Poor disturbance of higher cerebral function any two of above Variable or isolated disturbance of cerebral function signs of brainstem dysfunction Variable or isolated hemianopia pure motor stroke Good or pure sensory stroke or pure sensorimotor stroke or ataxic hemiparesis
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