Vertebral artery thrombosis

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Vertebral artery thrombosis results in complete or partial occlusion of the vertebral artery and alteration of blood flow to the posterior cerebral circulation. Ischemia or infarction to structures supplied by these arteries may result in a range of symptoms.

The most common cause of vertebral artery thrombosis is arterial dissection, (see vertebral artery dissection) often associated with cervical spine trauma.

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rID: 5985
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vertebral arterial thrombosis
  • Vertebral artery occlusion

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