Artery of Percheron infarct

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Sudden onset of diplopia.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

MR brain FLAIR sequences show ill defined hyperintensity in the mid brain and symmetric hyperintensities in the posteriomedial thalami.

Case Discussion

These changes confirm to the territory of artery of Percheron.

Diagnosis: Artery of Percheron infarct.

Artery of Percheron is a rare single common artery supplying the rostral mesencephalon and medial thalami.

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Case information

rID: 5931
Case created: 30th Mar 2009
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Tag: infarct
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