Percheron artery infarct

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: CT

Occlusion of the artery of Percheron results in bilateral medial thalamic and rostral mesencephalic infarction with a relatively symmetrical distribution (artery of Percheron infarct). 

Case Discussion

Occlusion of the artery of Percheron results in bilateral medial thalamic and rostral mesencephalic infarction with a relatively symmetrical distribution (artery of Percheron infarct). From a practical standpoint, these infarcts should be recognized as due to occlusion of a possible single rare artery that is a normal anatomic variant showing its peculiar supply and not be blamed on occlusion of multiple vascular territories. 

Case courtesy of Dr Nitin Singh

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Case Information

rID: 13108
Case created: 2nd Mar 2011
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Tag: infarct
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