Posterior cerebral artery territory infarct on diffusion weighted imaging

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Presented with "unable to see from left eye".

Patient Data

Age: 60

High signal in a well defined area involving the cortical and subcortical aspects of the right occipital lobe, in keeping with acute infarction. 

Case Discussion

The clinical examination found a left homonymous hemianopia. This finding may be caused by damage to the optic pathway either at the optic tracts or the occipital lobes.

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Case information

rID: 39887
Case created: 26th Sep 2015
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
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