I recently saw my stroke consultant for my 6 month review (was nearer 8 but who’s counting ). Following this review I’ve received a letter from the consultant which has confused me a little.
I had a stroke in my occipital lobe and a smaller one in my parietal lobe said to be from a carotid artery dissection.
The consultant had said:
“I have discussed her MRI brain imaging with our regional neuro radiologist. The purpose of the discussion was to understand whether our right internal carotid artery dissection is a culprit for her to have occipital infarct. This could only be explained if there is a communication between anterior and posterior circulation in the brain. Hence to explore this further I am going to request a CT angio to look whether there is a PCOM versus foetal PCA variant”
I have read this as they think my dissection is unlikely to have caused my occipital lobe stroke without something else going on in my PCOM / PCA (whatever they are) arteries. Do you think the same? This is the first I have heard about this and it has thrown me into a bit of confusion. Stroke brain is easily confused.
As it happens I have my CT-angio Monday. Got the appointment before I got the consultant letter so that came as a surprise too
Have a great weekend everyone.