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Cerebral Infarction, PCA
Edward P. Quigley, III, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • PCA infarct
        • Definitions

          • Cerebral infarct in PCA distribution

        IMAGING

        • Imaging Anatomy

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              Selected References

                              1. Lee E et al: Posterior cerebral artery infarction: diffusion-weighted MRI analysis of 205 patients. Cerebrovasc Dis. 28(3):298-305, 2009
                              2. Finelli PF: Neuroimaging in acute posterior cerebral artery infarction. Neurologist. 14(3):170-80, 2008
                              3. van Raamt AF et al: The fetal variant of the circle of Willis and its influence on the cerebral collateral circulation. Cerebrovasc Dis. 22(4):217-24, 2006
                              4. Brandt T et al: Posterior cerebral artery territory infarcts: clinical features, infarct topography, causes and outcome. Multicenter results and a review of the literature. Cerebrovasc Dis. 10(3):170-82, 2000
                              5. Yamamoto Y et al: Posterior cerebral artery territory infarcts in the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Registry. Arch Neurol. 56(7):824-32, 1999
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Imaging

                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                  • Clinical Issues

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Abbreviations

                                      • PCA infarct
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Cerebral infarct in PCA distribution

                                    IMAGING

                                    • Imaging Anatomy

                                      • General Features

                                        • CT Findings

                                          • MR Findings

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                • Presentation

                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                    • Treatment

                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                      • Consider

                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Lee E et al: Posterior cerebral artery infarction: diffusion-weighted MRI analysis of 205 patients. Cerebrovasc Dis. 28(3):298-305, 2009
                                                          2. Finelli PF: Neuroimaging in acute posterior cerebral artery infarction. Neurologist. 14(3):170-80, 2008
                                                          3. van Raamt AF et al: The fetal variant of the circle of Willis and its influence on the cerebral collateral circulation. Cerebrovasc Dis. 22(4):217-24, 2006
                                                          4. Brandt T et al: Posterior cerebral artery territory infarcts: clinical features, infarct topography, causes and outcome. Multicenter results and a review of the literature. Cerebrovasc Dis. 10(3):170-82, 2000
                                                          5. Yamamoto Y et al: Posterior cerebral artery territory infarcts in the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Registry. Arch Neurol. 56(7):824-32, 1999