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Posterior Cerebral Artery Infarction

A 22 year old woman developed the abrupt onset of difficulty seeing to the left. She had a known history of atrial fibrillation.

Outline the Infarction

MRI - diffusion weighted images - Note the high signal in the distribution of the right posterior cerebral artery. This syndrome is most often caused by a cardiac embolus or an embolus from a occluded or stenotic proximal vertebral or basilar artery.

Revised 04/23/06.
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