Basilar artery stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male

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
Published: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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