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Ischemic posterior circulation stroke: a review of anatomy, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and current management

Amre Nouh, Jessica Remke, Sean Ruland
Frontiers in Neurology 2014, 5: 30
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Posterior circulation strokes represent approximately 20% of all ischemic strokes (1, 2). In contrast to the anterior circulation, several differences in presenting symptoms, clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, and management strategy exist presenting a challenge to the treating physician. This review will discuss the anatomical, etiological, and clinical classification of PC strokes, identify diagnostic pitfalls, and overview current therapeutic regimens.

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