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Cerebellar Infarct and Vertebral Artery Neck Occlusion

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.002

Series: What Do I Do Now

Cerebellar Infarct and Vertebral Artery Neck Occlusion

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The diagnosis of cerebellar infarction is often difficult. Gait ataxia is the most important finding. Large pseudotumoral cerebellar infarcts can be life-threatening. The most common causes are embolism from the heart and proximal vertebral artery.

Chapter.  1687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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