Chapter

Basilar Artery Occlusive Disease

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/9780199739141.003.010

Series: What Do I Do Now

Basilar Artery Occlusive Disease

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Atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the basilar artery causes pontine ischemia. Transient ischemic attacks often precede more persistent ischemia. The symptoms and signs are often diagnostic and include motor and oculomotor dysfunction.

Chapter.  1513 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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