volume 29, issue 6, P871-875 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1080220
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Steven L. Gogela, Yair M. Gozal, Ralph Rahme, Mario Zuccarello, Andrew J. Ringer

Abstract: Given its limited vascular territory, occlusion of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) usually does not result in malignant infarction. Challenging this concept, we present 3 cases of unilateral PCA infarction with secondary malignant progression, resulting from extension into what would classically be considered the posterior middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory. Interestingly, these were true PCA infarctions, not "MCA plus" strokes, since the underlying occlusive lesion was in the PCA. We hypothesize that …

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