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Early thrombolysis in stroke due to basilar artery occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11917979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Basilar artery occlusion is usually associated with a poor prognosis. Nevertheless, intra-arterial thrombolysis has been shown to improve clinical outcome in selected cases. We report the case of a 29-year-old patient who suffered a severe ischemic stroke due to basilar artery occlusion and who was treated with intra-arterial thrombolysis within 3 h of symptoms onset; treatment was followed by an almost full functional recovery. The young age of the patient, short segment occlusion in the middle tract of the artery, good collateral supply, and early recanalization may account for the favorable prognosis.
G Orlandi; G Moscato; R Padolecchia; F Sartucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-28     Completed Date:  2002-04-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroscience, Neurologic Clinic, University of Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / pharmacology
Basilar Artery / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Brain Stem / blood supply,  pathology,  radiography
Brain Stem Infarctions / drug therapy*,  pathology,  radiography
Drug Administration Schedule
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Heparin / therapeutic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Recovery of Function / drug effects
Thrombolytic Therapy / methods*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / drug therapy*,  pathology,  radiography
Warfarin / pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 81-81-2/Warfarin; 9005-49-6/Heparin; EC Plasminogen Activator

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