Stroke Involving the Percheron Artery: A Rare Anatomical Variant

Sana Najib, Ali Nadhim, Tahmina Saleem, Behzad Amoozgar, Shuvendu Sen

Abstract


Artery of Percheron is a rare anatomical variant of posterior cerebral circulation. Stroke involving this artery causes characteristic bilateral thalamic infarcts. Here, we report a case of artery of Percheron infarction in a 53-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes. Our case highlights the importance of raising our awareness about the artery of Percheron and the prompt recognition of its infarction by pursuing appropriate imaging studies to allow timely administration of thrombolysis. Reversal of a potential damaging neurological insult and subsequent favorable clinical improvement are the expected outcomes.




J Neurol Res. 2018;8(3):34-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jnr494w


Keywords


Artery of Percheron stroke; Posterior circulation variant; Bilateral thalamic infarcts

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