Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory

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Posterior circulation stroke accounts for about 20% of all ischemic strokes in a variety of syndromic pictures ranging from lacunar and limited infarcts to more extensive involvement. Furthermore, infarcts in the vertebrobasilar (VB) region are frequently multiple and not univocally identifiable in one single clinical entity; the prognosis is sometimes unpredictable and very often is unfavorable having a high early mortality rate. The basilar artery (BA), which is the main vessel of the posterior circulation, supplies most of the brainstem and occipital lobes and part of the cerebellum and thalami, its occlusion (BAO) is the most severe occurrence in the posterior circulation infarct context. The optimum management of BAO is still under debate and in the absence of randomized studies the most appropriate approach is still unclear. In the previous chapters, single territory infarcts involving the posterior circulation have been discussed. The present chapter will discuss extended infarcts in the VB territory due to different degrees of VB involvement or to BAO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManifestations of Stroke
PublisherS. Karger AG
Pages176-180
Number of pages5
Volume30
ISBN (Print)9783805599108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume30
ISSN (Print)16604431
ISSN (Electronic)16622804

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Stroke
Lacunar Stroke
Occipital Lobe
Basilar Artery
Thalamus
Cerebellum
Brain Stem
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Santalucia, P. (2012). Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory. In Manifestations of Stroke (Vol. 30, pp. 176-180). (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience; Vol. 30). S. Karger AG. https://doi.org/10.1159/000333637

Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory. / Santalucia, Paola.

Manifestations of Stroke. Vol. 30 S. Karger AG, 2012. p. 176-180 (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience; Vol. 30).

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Santalucia, P 2012, Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory. in Manifestations of Stroke. vol. 30, Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience, vol. 30, S. Karger AG, pp. 176-180. https://doi.org/10.1159/000333637
Santalucia P. Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory. In Manifestations of Stroke. Vol. 30. S. Karger AG. 2012. p. 176-180. (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience). https://doi.org/10.1159/000333637
Santalucia, Paola. / Extended infarcts in the vertebrobasilar territory. Manifestations of Stroke. Vol. 30 S. Karger AG, 2012. pp. 176-180 (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience).
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