Basilar artery stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Previous left occipital infarct. Was diagnosed with transient ischemic attack related for posterior circulation (Ataxia and unsteadiness).

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male
MRI

MRA Brain

There are some narrowing along distal vertebral arteries (V4 segment) and an important narrowing in middle portion of basilar artery (>70%).

Case Discussion

The MRA shows multiple stenosis points on vertebrobasilar system. Posterior circulation stroke accounts for 20-25% of ischemic strokes 1.

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Case information

rID: 30288
Case created: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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