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Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion 

Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion
Acute Basilar Artery Occlusion

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

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date: 10 December 2018

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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