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Acute occlusion of basilar artery

Case contributed by Dr Budzko

Presentation

Patient was found unconscious by his wife. No previous clinical information.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Hyperdense sign in non-contrast images and absence of contrast in basilar artery and both PCA (partial) in arterial phase. 

Annotated image

Hyperdense sign in non-contrast images and absence of contrast in basilar artery and both PCA (partial) in arterial phase. 

Case Discussion

In my opinion, the non-enhanced scan is the most interesting part of this case of basilar artery thrombosis. A hyperdense vessel sign is not always so evident.

Special thanks to Dr.Jozsef Balaton and Dr.Gabor Horvath.

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