Pure homonymous hemianopia due to anterior choroidal artery territory infarction

Sang Won Han, Young H. Sohn, Phil Hyu Lee, Bum Chun Suh, II Saing Choi

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The most consistently observed neurological deficits in the anterior choroidal artery (AChA) territory infarction are pure motor or sensorimotor syndromes. Visual field defects and higher cortical dysfunction are occasionally accompanied, but pure homonymous hemianopia without motor and sensory symptom has never been reported yet. We present 2 patients with pure homonymous hemianopia, whose MRI disclosed cerebral infarction in the well-known territory of the AChA. In most patients with ischemic stroke, pure homonymous hemianopia indicates infarction in the posterior circulation, particularly in the posterior cerebral artery territory. However, the present cases provide evidence that it can also be caused by infarction in the anterior circulation, i.e. the AChA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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