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Polar Artery Territory Thalamic Infarct

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/9780199739141.003.009

Series: What Do I Do Now

Polar Artery Territory Thalamic Infarct

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Small penetrating artery territory infarcts can sometimes cause a dramatic change in cognitive function and behavior. Infarction in the anteromedial portion of the thalamus in the territory of the tuberothalamic (polar) artery causes decreased initiative, lack of spontaneity, and diminished behavior. The symptoms and signs improve after months.

Chapter.  1443 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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