Basilar artery thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


R/o ischemia

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

NECT shows a hyperdense basilar artery (subtle, involving upper third).


CTA confirms absence of opacification of the upper third of the basilar artery (basilar artery thrombosis).

Case Discussion

Very subtle findings on the NECT that should prompt the radiologist to order a CTA, which confirms the suspicion of basilar artery thrombosis. 

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Case information

rID: 26986
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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