Table 2 Analysis of radiological variables
HTfp Value
Absent (n = 303)Present (n = 74)
Presence of MBs
    Whole brain91 (30.0%)18 (24.3%)0.331
    Cortical59 (19.5%)11 (14.9%)0.361
    Deep grey matter55 (18.2%)10 (13.5%)0.344
    Brain stem35 (11.6%)6 (8.1%)0.394
    Cerebellum24 (7.9%)3 (4.1%)0.247
    Number of MBs1.8±8.10.7±1.50.234*
Location of stroke
    Cortical208 (68.6%)59 (79.7%)0.060
    Deep grey matter71 (23.4%)32 (43.2%)0.001
    Brain stem45 (14.9%)6 (8.1%)0.128
    Cerebellum52 (17.2%)17 (23.0%)0.246
    Leukoaraiosis (early confluent or confluent)79 (26.1%)19 (25.7%)0.944
    Absent115 (38.0%)38 (51.4%)
    Punctate109 (36.0%)17 (23.0%)
    Early confluent48 (15.8%)15 (20.3%)
    Confluent31 (10.2%)4 (5.4%)
Old stroke lesion
    All stroke96 (31.7%)21 (28.4%)0.582
    Ischaemic stroke90 (29.7%)19 (25.7%)0.493
    Haemorrhagic stroke10 (3.3%)2 (2.7%)0.793
  • Pearson’s χ2 test and *Mann–Whitney U test were used.

  • HTf, haemorrhagic transformation; MBs, microbleeds.