Vertebrobasilar Artery Dissection – A Rare Cause of Stroke

Mohamad Nazri Munawar Khan, Muhamad Zabidi Ahmad


Basilar artery dissection with or without vertebral artery dissection is a rare lesion that can cause intracranial haemorrhage, infarct or mass lesion. We present a case of a middle-aged man with chronic occipital headache and acute hemiparesis. Non-contrasted CT brain shows ectatic right vertebral artery compressing the medulla oblongata and MRI shows acute pontine infarct caused by a basilar artery dissection.



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