Artery of Percheron Occlusion: A Diagnostic Challenge

  • Carina Ramalho Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Mariana Almeida Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Francisco Gomes Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Magda Silva Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Joaquim Peixoto Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Silvia Rodrigues Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, Barreiro, Portugal

Keywords

Artery of Percheron, cerebral infarction, hypersomnia, thalamus

Abstract

Artery of Percheron occlusion is a rare cause of ischaemic stroke characterized by bilateral thalamus infarction. Presentation is varied and non-specific, with the most frequent manifestations being altered level of consciousness, hypersomnolence or altered oculomotor movements. We describe the case of a 37-year-old man hospitalized for hypersomnia and hypomnesia with 3 days of evolution, who was diagnosed with a bilateral thalamus stroke due to artery of Percheron occlusion.

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  • Published: 2021-11-17

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Ramalho C, Almeida M, Gomes F, Silva M, Peixoto J, Rodrigues S. Artery of Percheron Occlusion: A Diagnostic Challenge. EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_003020.

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