Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine 2015 , Vol 6, Issue 3
Intravenous Amantadine in Percheron Artery Syndrome: Three Cases
Ümmüserpil Sarı 1 , Ayşin Kısabay 1 , Recep Boyacı 1 , Bilge Oktan 1 , Hikmet Yılmaz 1 , Deniz Selçuki 1 , Gülgün Yılmaz Ovalı 2 , Serdar Tarhan 2
1Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Hafsa Sultan Hastanesi, Nöroloji Kliniği, Manisa, Türkiye
2Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Hafsa Sultan Hastanesi , Radyoloji Kliniği, Manisa, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5152/dcbybd.2015.697

Percheron artery syndrome is characterized by infarction at the paramedian nucleus of the thalamus and mesencephalon. Its classical triad comprises altered mental status with various clinical findings ranging from confusion to coma, restricted vertical gaze, and impaired memory. In this study, three cases of occlusion of the Percheron’s artery were presented along with their clinical and magnetic resonance findings. Their treatment additionally included infusion of amantadine, and its positive effect on the prognosis was assessed. 

Keywords : Percheron’s artery, ischemic stroke, cranial magnetic resonance, cranial magnetic resonance angiography, amantadine, N-methyl-D-Aspartate