What is the clinical presentation of posterior cerebral artery (PCA) occlusions in ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) occlusions affect vision and thought. Manifestations include the following:

  • Contralateral homonymous hemianopsia

  • Cortical blindness

  • Visual agnosia

  • Altered mental status

  • Impaired memory


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