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Stroke

Oxford stroke classification

TermDefinition
What does TACs mean? Total Anterior Circulation Stroke
What does PACs mean? Partial Anterior Circulation Stroke
What does POCs mean? Posterior Circulation Stroke
What does LACs mean? Lacuna Stroke
What are the clinical features of a TACs stroke? Combination of: - Unilat. weakness of 1 side (and/or sensory) - Homonymous hemianopea - Higher cerebral dysfunction - can also suffer from mood changes such as depression, anxiety and confusion.
What are the clinicial features of a PACs stroke? Two of the following: - Unilat. weakness of 1 side (and/or sensory) - Homonymous hemianopea - Higher cerebral dysfunction - can also suffer from mood changes such as depression, anxiety and confusion.
What are the clinical features of a POCs stroke? One of the following: - cerebellar/brain stem syndromes - isolated homonymous hemianopea - can also suffer from mood changes such as depression, anxiety and confusion.
What are the clinical features of a LACs stroke? One of the following: - Unilat. weakness of 1 side (and/or sensory) - Pure sensory stroke - Ataxia Hemiparesis - can also suffer from mood changes such as depression, anxiety and confusion.
Created by: Arran105