Bilateral occipital infarctions associated with carotid stenosis in a patient with persistent trigeminal artery. The Collaborators of the North American Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET).

@article{Gasecki1994BilateralOI,
  title={Bilateral occipital infarctions associated with carotid stenosis in a patient with persistent trigeminal artery. The Collaborators of the North American Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET).},
  author={A. P. Gasecki and Allan J. Fox and Luc Lebrun and N Daneault},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1520-3}
}
BACKGROUND Embolization via a persistent trigeminal artery, one of the embryonic vascular connections that may persist between the carotid and basilar arteries, is an unusual occurrence. CASE DESCRIPTION We describe a 76-year-old man with bilateral occipital infarctions presumably related to an ulcerated left carotid stenosis. Clinically, a left inferior homonymous quadrantanopia was present. CONCLUSIONS Anomalous connections between the carotid and the usual posterior circulation territory… CONTINUE READING
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