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Endovascular embolectomy of acute basilar artery occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14638968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute basilar artery occlusion has a mortality rate approaching 90%. The authors describe a case of acute basilar artery occlusion managed successfully with endovascular embolectomy. A 31-year-old man sought treatment for confusion, dysarthria, and right-sided weakness. He soon became unresponsive and was found to have a vertebral artery dissection and an associated basilar artery embolism. The dissection was managed with endovascular stenting, and the basilar artery embolus was removed with a clot retriever at 7 hours. The patient recovered without neurologic deficit.
W Yu; D Binder; A Foster-Barber; R Malek; W S Smith; R T Higashida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-25     Completed Date:  2004-02-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1421-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Brain Infarction / pathology
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Intracranial Embolism / radiography,  surgery*
Vertebral Artery Dissection / radiography,  surgery
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / radiography,  surgery*

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