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J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(3), 369-374; doi:10.3390/jcm4030369

A Case of Midbrain and Thalamic Infarction Involving Artery of Percheron

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Department of Neurology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
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Department of Stroke Medicine, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool FY3 8NR, UK
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Academic Editor: Jane Grant-Kels
Received: 15 August 2014 / Accepted: 6 January 2015 / Published: 3 March 2015
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Abstract

Blood supply to the thalamus and brainstem have frequent anatomic variations. One of these is where all the perforators to the above areas arise from a single branch of the posterior cerebral artery commonly known as the artery of Percheron. Infarction involving this artery leading to bilateral thalamic and midbrain lesions is not uncommon, but can cause diagnostic difficulties due to the varying clinical presentations possible and the wide differentials. Early brain imaging and diagnosis is important for initiating appropriate treatment. In this case report, we discuss a patient who presented with an artery of Percheron related stroke affecting the mid brain and paramedian thalamic areas. We also discuss the differentials of presentations with similar symptoms. View Full-Text
Keywords: Artery of Percheron (AOP); stroke; mid-brain; thalamus; infarct; bilateral lesions Artery of Percheron (AOP); stroke; mid-brain; thalamus; infarct; bilateral lesions
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Almamun, M.; Suman, A.; Arshad, S.; Kumar, S.J.S. A Case of Midbrain and Thalamic Infarction Involving Artery of Percheron. J. Clin. Med. 2015, 4, 369-374.

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