PCA infarct

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Middle aged patient with an acute visual disturbance - right homonymous hemianopia.

Patient Data

Age: 53
Gender: Male
CT

Low attenuation with sulcal effacement (due to oedema ) in the right occiptal lobe.

No haemorrhage.

Background small vessel ischaemic change.

Case Discussion

CT is performed at acute presentation in stroke, especially to allow for thrombolysis to be performed.

This is the classically appearances of a posterior cerebral artery territory infarction.

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Case information

rID: 33326
Case created: 7th Jan 2015
Last edited: 20th Jan 2016
Tag: rdgh
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