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Posterior cerebral artery stroke

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Occlusion of the posterior cerebral artery generally results in visual disturbances. Other problems may be encountered according to the site and the extent of the lesion. The stroke is usually caused by a thrombus or embolus.

Transient global amnesia may result from a transient ischaemic attack in this territory.

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