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Distribution of the occipital branches of the posterior cerebral artery. Correlation with occipital lobe infarcts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3603599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occipital branches of the posterior cerebral artery were examined in 31 human brains. The authors determined the origin, course, and region of supply of each occipital branch: the parieto-occipital, calcarine, posterior temporal, and common temporal arteries, as well as the lingual gyrus artery. These vessels were found in all the brains examined except the lingual gyrus artery, which was present in only 8.3%. The occipital branches were noted to supply variable cortical regions. In addition, they sometimes took part in irrigation of deep forebrain structures. It was concluded that occlusion of a certain occipital artery may cause varying clinical signs and symptoms in different patients. The neurologic deficits that may occur following the isolated occlusion of individual occipital branches of the posterior cerebral artery are discussed.
S V Marinković; M M Milisavljević; V Lolić-Draganić; M S Kovacević
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:    1987 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-17     Completed Date:  1987-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  728-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Arteries / anatomy & histology*
Cerebral Infarction / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Models, Anatomic
Occipital Lobe / blood supply*
Temporal Arteries / anatomy & histology

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