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Embolism to the Top-of-the-Basilar Artery

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/9780199739141.003.011

Series: What Do I Do Now

Embolism to the Top-of-the-Basilar Artery

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Emboli that reach the intracranial posterior circulation arteries often travel to the distal bifurcation of the basilar artery, causing ischemia in the distribution of the penetrating arteries that supplying the paramedian midbrain and thalami. Characteristic signs include hypersomnolence, dysmemory, and vertical gaze palsies.

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Subjects: Neurology

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