Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-24-2021

Publication Title

Neuroradiol J

Abstract

Basilar artery dolichoectasia can lead to ischemic stroke through thrombosis of small perforating vessels of the brainstem. Here we report the case of a patient with transient paramedian pontine syndrome in the setting of a hypertensive crisis, finding a dolichoectasia basilar artery compressing on the ventral surface of the pons. The outcome was near-complete resolution of deficits after blood pressure control. We propose increased basilar artery pulse pressure as a novel mechanism of transient compression of the brainstem by a dolichoectasia artery.

PubMed ID

34028323

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

First Page

19714009211017785

Last Page

19714009211017785

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