Posterior Cerebral Artery – Unilateral Occipital

Anatomy

Cerebral hemisphere: Occipital and infero-medial temporal lobes

Vascular

Posterior cerebral artery

Signs & Symptoms

Side Manifestation Comments
Contralateral Visual loss – homonymous hemianopia Optic pathway, calcarine cortex

Notes

Visual field defects are frequently the only neurological abnormalities. Other associated syndromes: alexia without agraphia, visual or color anomia.

References

Clinical features and mechanism of occipital infarction. Ann Neurol 1987 Mar;21(3):290-9.