Brain Neurorehabil.  2017 Mar;10(1):e2. 10.12786/bn.2017.10.e2.

Clinical Features of an Artery of Percheron Infarction: a Case Report

  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 3Brain Convergence Research Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


The artery of Percheron (AOP) is an uncommon variant of the paramedian artery, a solitary trunk branching off from the posterior cerebral arteries, supplying both paramedian thalami, and also often the rostral midbrain and the anterior thalamus. The typical clinical manifestations of the AOP infarction include altered mental status, cognitive impairment, and oculomotor dysfunction. We report a rare case with AOP infarction, and the clinical characteristics and rehabilitation courses for alertness disorder, cognitive dysfunction, and other accompanied symptoms.


Thalamus; Cognition; Ophthalmoplegia
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