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Table 3 Presence and degree of dysphagia (DOSS score) in ischemic stroke in correlation to radiological site of lesion

From: Post-stroke dysphagia: frequency, risk factors, and topographic representation: hospital-based study

Site of lesion Number of Cases of ischemic stroke with dysphagia
Number (%)
Number and degree of dysphagia
(dysphagia outcome severity scale)
Parietal infarction 3 (5.3%) 3 cases (mild degree)
Parietal-occipital infarction extend to cuneus and precuneus areas 2 (3.5%) 2 cases (moderate degree)
Capsular 6 (10.6%) 3 cases (severe degree)
2 cases (moderate degree)
1 case (mild degree)
frontal-operculum infarction 4 (7%) 2 cases (mild degree)
2 cases (moderate degree)
Basal ganglionic infarction 4 (7%) 2 cases (mild degree)
2 cases (moderate degree)
Thalamic infarction 3 (5.3%) 3 cases (mild degree)
Brain stem infarction 12 (21.1%)  
Midbrain 2 4 cases (moderate degree)
Pons 4 2 cases (mild degree)
Medulla 6 6 cases (severe degree)
Cerebellar infarction 1 (1.8%) 1 case (moderate degree)
Fronto-parietal operculum 6 (10.6%) 2 cases (mild degree)
4 cases (moderate degree)
Complete MCA occlusion 16 (28.1%) 12 cases (severe degree)
4 cases (moderate degree)
  1. MCA middle cerebral artery