Transient coma as Percheron’s artery stroke

  • Maria Sofia Cotelli Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7010-2809
  • Patrizia Civelli Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Elisa Tosana Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Marinella Turla Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
Keywords: Percheron, stroke, thalamus

Abstract

The artery of Percheron is a rare anatomic variation in the brain vascularization, in which a single arterial trunk arises from the posterior cerebral artery to supply both sides of brain structures, i.e., the thalamus and midbrain. Occlusion of this uncommon vessel results in a characteristic pattern of bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts with or without mesencephalic infarctions. We report the case of a Caucasian woman who completely recovers after transient coma due to Percheron artery infarction.

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Published
2019-04-30
How to Cite
Cotelli, M. S., Civelli, P., Tosana, E., & Turla, M. (2019). Transient coma as Percheron’s artery stroke. Journal of Health Sciences. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2019.696
Section
Case reports

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