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Artery of Percheron as a Rare Feeder of Hemorrhagic Thalamic Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Report and Literature Review

Authors Zhang M, Feng Z, Yu W, Fu C

Received 28 August 2020

Accepted for publication 24 September 2020

Published 6 October 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 771—774


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Mengchao Zhang1 *,* Zheng Feng2 *,* Weidong Yu,3 Chao Fu3

1Department of Radiology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Mainland China; 2Department of Pediatrics, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Mainland China; 3Department of Neurosurgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Mainland China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Chao Fu Email

Abstract: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) fed by the artery of Percheron (AOP) is extremely rare, with only one case described in the literature to date. We herein present a case of a 43-year-old female with hemorrhagic thalamic AVM mainly supplied by the AOP, who subsequently underwent conservative management and recovered well except for mild right hemiparesis. This case highlights that the AOP is a rarely recognized but clinically significant entity and should be identified when dealing with AOP-associated neurovascular disorder as described.

Keywords: artery of Percheron, anatomic variant, thalamic hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation

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