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Neurology. 2003 Nov 25;61(10):1421-3.

Endovascular embolectomy of acute basilar artery occlusion.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. wyu6228@itsa.ucsf.edu

Abstract

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.

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