Blood supply of the posterior cerebral artery by the carotid system on angiograms

  title={Blood supply of the posterior cerebral artery by the carotid system on angiograms},
  author={Jaqueline C. F. Jongen and Cees L. Franke and Angelique A. J. G. M. Soeterboek and Cees W. M. Versteege and Lino M. P. Ramos and Jan van Gijn},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Background and Purpose Occipital lobe infarcts are traditionally attributed to vertebrobasilar disease. However, anatomical studies indicate that in some people the supply of the posterior cerebral artery is via the carotid system. We investigated how often such a developmental variant in the cerebral blood supply was present during life. Methods We retrospectively studied 212 conventional four-vessel cerebral angiograms. Eighteen subjects were excluded beforehand, because of vascular… CONTINUE READING


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