What are the signs and symptoms of posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Erek K Helseth, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Patients with posterior cerebral artery (PCA) infarcts present for neurologic evaluation with symptoms including the following:

  • Acute vision loss

  • Confusion [8]

  • New onset posterior cranium headache

  • Paresthesias

  • Limb weakness

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Memory loss

  • Language dysfunction [9]

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