Acute basilar artery occlusion

Case contributed by Dr Koen van Nieuwenhuizen

Presentation

Patient presents with decreased consciousness (E1M2V1), fever (40.4) and anisocoria with left pupil non reactive to light, no corneal reflex on the left side. No nuchal rigidity. Last seen well circa 12 hours before presentation.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

Extensive ischaemia of the posterior circulation due to an occlusion of the basilar artery.

Case Discussion

Extensive ischaemia of the posterior circulation due to an occlusion of the basilar artery. Patient died after extubation.

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Case information

rID: 55046
Case created: 16th Aug 2017
Last edited: 19th Aug 2017
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