Posterior Cerebral Artery Infarction (Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome)

NECROSIS induced by ISCHEMIA in the POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY distribution system which supplies portions of the BRAIN STEM; the THALAMUS; TEMPORAL LOBE, and OCCIPITAL LOBE. Depending on the size and location of infarction, clinical features include OLFACTION DISORDERS and visual problems (AGNOSIA; ALEXIA; HEMIANOPSIA).
Also Known As:
Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome; Posterior Cerebral Artery Stroke; Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery; PCA Infarction; Posterior Cerebral Artery Embolic Infarction; Posterior Cerebral Artery Thrombotic Infarction; Infarction, PCA; Embolic Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery; Stroke, Posterior Cerebral Artery; Thrombotic Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery
Networked: 6 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Intracranial Hemorrhages (Intracranial Hemorrhage)
2. Thrombosis (Thrombus)
3. Paresis (Hemiparesis)
4. Neurologic Manifestations (Neurological Manifestations)
5. Infarction


1. Park, Min-Gyu: 1 article (06/2015)
2. Park, Kyung-Pil: 1 article (06/2015)
3. Baik, Seung Kug: 1 article (06/2015)
4. Yoon, Chang Hyo: 1 article (06/2015)
5. Kim, Hyoung Seop: 1 article (04/2015)
6. Kim, Yong Wook: 1 article (04/2015)
7. Kim, Joon Yeop: 1 article (04/2015)
8. Kolukısa, Mehmet: 1 article (01/2015)
9. Gürsoy, Azize Esra: 1 article (01/2015)
10. Toprak, Hüseyin: 1 article (01/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Posterior Cerebral Artery Infarction:
1. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin)FDA Link
2. Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors (Antiplatelet Drugs)IBA
3. Heparin (Liquaemin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. topiramate (Topamax)FDA LinkGeneric
5. venlafaxine (Effexor)FDA LinkGeneric
6. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Carotid Endarterectomy
2. Thrombolytic Therapy