Published: 2016-12-16

Bilateral thalamic infarcts due to occlusion of artery of percheron - a rare vascular variant

Surender Kumar, Hitender Kumar


The artery of percheron is a rare vascular variant, occlusion of which is uncommon and associated with bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts with or without mesencephalic infarctions. We report a case of a 50 year-old male patient with acute bilateral thalamic infarcts. Patient presented with history of sudden onset of altered sensorium with episodes of restlessness, agitation and loss of consciousness. Non-contrast CT scan of head was suggestive of bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts.


Artery of percheron, Thalamic infarcts

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