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Rotational vertebrobasilar insufficiency secondary to vertebral artery occlusion from fibrous band of the longus coli muscle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2287384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Rotation-induced vertebrobasilar artery hypoperfusion causes transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), affecting the cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord. When these symptoms occur transiently due to head movement, compression of the vertebral artery by an extraluminal lesion should be suspected. Cervical spondylotic spurs and anterior scalene muscle or deep cervical fascia are among the factors which can compress the vertebral artery. When symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency occur with rotational head movement, subclavian angiography for visualization of the entire vertebral artery in both neutral and rotated head positions should be undertaken.
Authors:
M R Dadsetan; H E Skerhut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-26     Completed Date:  1991-03-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebral Angiography
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology,  radiography
Humans
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology
Male
Middle Aged
Movement
Muscles / pathology*
Vertebral Artery / pathology*,  radiography
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / etiology*,  radiography

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