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Which one of the following is a feature of carotid artery stenosis?

  Ataxia

  Drop attacks

  Central retinal artery occlusion

  Episodic vertigo

  Ipsilateral hemiplegia

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Signs typical of the anterior (carotid) territory include ipsilateral retinal artery occlusion/amaurosis fugax, contralateral hemiplegia, dysphasia, and sensory loss.

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Signs typical of the anterior (carotid) territory include:

  • Ipsilateral retinal artery occlusion/amaurosis fugax
  • Contralateral hemiplegia
  • Dysphasia, and
  • Sensory loss.

Features of the vertebrobasilar artery include vertigo/drop attacks, ataxia and vertigo.

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