Korean J Cerebrovasc Surg.  2011 Dec;13(4):297-302.

An Emergency Stenting for Acute Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion: Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. damianus1@naver.com

Abstract

Acute vertebrobasilar artery occlusion is a fatal event, even after intra-arterial thrombectomy and thrombolysis. We are reporting a case of acute vertebral artery (VA) occlusion. A 37-year-old man was admitted with mild dizziness, but cardiopulmonary arrest suddenly developed after eleven hours. We performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately and his mental and vital state was recovered. Thus we performed intra-arterial thrombectomy, thrombolysis and balloon angioplasty for left vertebral artery occlusion. But pre-existing stenosis of VA was revealed during intervention so we inserted a stent to the stenotic area. Conclusively, we obtained the good angiographical and clinical outcomes.

Keyword

Vertebrobasilar artery occlusion; Thrombolysis; Angioplasty; Stenting; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

MeSH Terms

Adult
Angioplasty
Angioplasty, Balloon
Arteries
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Constriction, Pathologic
Dizziness
Emergencies
Heart Arrest
Humans
Stents
Thrombectomy
Vertebral Artery
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