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July 1961

Posterior Cerebral Artery OcclusionA Clinical and Angiographic Study

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(1):68-76. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450130070009

Intracranial angiography has become an important method for the study of occlusive vascular disease of the brain. Vertebral angiography in the past 10 years has become a routine procedure in many neurological centers; however, the clinical significance of many of the angiographic findings has yet to be determined. There have been few correlations of clinical, angiographic, and postmortem findings. Furthermore, an autopsy is not likely to occur until some months after the angiogram. This gives time for further changes in the vessels, so that a true picture cannot be obtained. For these reasons we are limited to a correlation of the clinical and angiographic findings. The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical significance of nonfilling of one or both posterior cerebral arteries (P.C.A.) in vertebral angiography. The findings obtained on neurologic and visual field examinations will be correlated with the angiographic results.

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