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Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion 

Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion

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Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion
Author(s):

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190259556.003.0030
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date: 26 March 2017

Acute basilar artery occlusion may result in median and paramedian pontine infarction and a variety of other clinical pictures. Mortality remains high in patients with acute basilar artery occlusion, but a favorable outcome is possible with recanalization. Outcome is not measurably influenced by the time between intra-arterial thrombolysis and recanalization. This chapter discusses the indications for endovascular treatment and postintervention intensive care.

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