Title

Acute vertebrobasilar artery thrombosis: long-term benefit of vertebral artery stenting

Document Type

Report

Department

Neurology

Abstract

Acute vertebrobasilar artery occlusion is a life-threatening event, even after thrombolytic treatment with local intraarterial (IA) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. We report a 70-year-old man with acute vertebral artery occlusion in which IA thrombolysis resulted in partial recanalisation and revealed pre-existing severe stenosis as the underlying cause. Stenosis was managed with stenting with excellent long-term clinical as well as angiographical outcomes.

Publication

Singapore Medical Journal

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