8B26.4/G46.2 Posterior cerebral artery syndrome



Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome is caused by damage to the posterior cerebral artery, which supplies blood to the occipital lobe and parts of the temporal lobe of the brain. The damage can be caused by a stroke, aneurysm, trauma, arterial disease, or other medical conditions.


The diagnosis of Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome is usually made based on the symptoms and a physical examination. The doctor may also order imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, to identify any blockages or other abnormalities in the posterior cerebral artery.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome includes other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, such as transient ischemic attack, migraine, and posterior fossa syndrome.


Treatment for Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome depends on the underlying cause. In some cases, no treatment is necessary and the symptoms may resolve on their own. In other cases, medications, such as anticoagulants or anti-hypertensives, may be prescribed to prevent further damage to the artery. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases.


The prognosis for Posterior Cerebral Artery Syndrome is generally good, as most people make a full recovery. However, some people may have permanent vision loss or other neurological deficits. The prognosis is best if the underlying cause is identified and treated promptly.

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