Isolated posterior cerebral artery dissection: Report of three cases

Paul M. Sherman, M. Oka, E. Aldrich, L. Jordan, P. Gailloud

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Isolated dissection of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) is a rare but important cause of stroke in younger patients, particularly women. We present 3 cases of dissection of the P2 segment of the PCA. In 2 patients, an association with minor axial head trauma was documented, suggesting shearing injury of the PCA as it crosses over the free edge of the tentorium. The clinical and imaging findings are discussed, and the therapeutic management is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-652
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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