Artery of Percheron infarct

Case contributed by Paresh K Desai


Sudden onset of diplopia.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


MR brain FLAIR sequences show ill-defined hyperintensity in the midbrain and symmetric hyperintensities in the posteromedial thalami.

Case Discussion

These changes confirm 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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