What are major posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke syndromes?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Erek K Helseth, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The major posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke syndromes (many of which occur concomitantly) include the following:

  • Paramedian thalamic infarction

  • Visual field loss

  • Visual agnosia

  • Balint syndrome

  • Prosopagnosia

  • Palinopsia, micropsia, and macropsia

  • Disorders of reading

  • Disorders of color vision

  • Memory impairment

  • Motor dysfunction


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