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Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarction Caused by Dissection of the Vertebral Artery in the Neck

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.007

Series: What Do I Do Now

Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarction Caused by Dissection of the Vertebral Artery in the Neck

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Posterior cerebral artery territory infarction usually presents as an isolated homonymous hemianopia. The most common cause is embolism from the neck or intracranial portions of the vertebral artery or the heart. Neck pain is a frequent finding in neck vertebral artery dissections.

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Subjects: Neurology

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