What are the signs and symptoms of posterior cerebral artery occlusion in vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The most common finding is occipital lobe infarction leading to contralateral hemianopia with macular sparing. Clinical symptoms associated with occlusion of the PCA vary depending on the location of the occlusion and may include the thalamic syndrome, thalamic perforate syndrome, Weber syndrome, cortical blindness, color blindness, failure to see to-and-fro movements, verbal dyslexia, and hallucinations.


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