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Occipital infarct

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Acute right homonymous hemianopia

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Wedge shaped loss of grey-white matter differentiation within the left medial occipital lobe is in keeping with an acute left PCA infarct. No intracranial hemorrhage. No significant mass effect.

Periventricular white matter hypoattenuation is most likely in keeping with moderate chronic small vessel ischemia. Ventricular size is normal. Basal cisterns are unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Good case of acute PCA infarct causing a typical visual defect for disruption of the optic pathway posterior to the thalami (ie homonymous hemianopia). Chronic microangiopathic changes in this case were due to a long history of vasculopathy and multiple CVA risk factors.

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Case information

rID: 36745
Published: 9th May 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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