Posterior circulation infarct
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|Posterior circulation infarct|
Circle of Willis. Posterior circulation represented by bottom half of diagram.
|Classification and external resources|
Posterior Circulation Stroke Syndrome (POCS) refers to the symptoms of a patient who clinically appears to have had a posterior circulation infarct, but who has not yet had any diagnostic imaging (e.g. CT Scan) to confirm the diagnosis.
It can cause the following symptoms:
- Cranial nerve palsy AND contralateral motor/sensory defect
- Bilateral motor or sensory defect
- Eye movement problems (e.g.nystagmus)
- Cerebellar dysfunction
- Isolated homonymous hemianopia