Dolichoectasia of the vertebro-basilar artery

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


Dizziness, pulsating tinnitus.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

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Elongated and tortious basilar and vertebral arteries.

Case Discussion

Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia refers to ectatic and elongated vertebral or basilar arteries. It is usually asymptomatic, but if symptomatic, the clinical manifestations can include stroke, brainstem compression syndromes, cranial neuropathies and obstructive hydrocephalus. 

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