Korean J Spine.  2014 Sep;11(3):209-211. 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.3.209.

Cervicogenic Vertigo Treated by C1 Transverse Foramen Decompression : A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. nkyou@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Cervicogenic vertigo was known as Bow hunter's syndrome. Occlusion of vertebral artery causes vertebrobasilar insufficiency and we reported cervicogenic vertigo case which was treated by simple decompression of transverse foramen of C1. The patient was 48 years old female who had left side dominant vertebral artery and vertigo was provoked when she rotated her head to right side. Angiography showed complete obliteration of blood flow of left vertebral artery when her head was rotated to right side. The operation was decompression of left vertebral artery at C1 level. Posterior wall of transverse foramen was resected and vertebral artery was exposed and decompressed. After surgery, vertigo of the patient was disappeared, and angiography showed patent left vertebral artery when her head was rotated to right side. Vertigo caused by compression of cervical vertebral artery could be treated by decompression without fusion or instrumentation, especially in C1 transverse foramen.

Keyword

Vertigo; Vertebrobasilar insufficiency; Vertebral artery; Transverse foramen; Decompression

MeSH Terms

Angiography
Decompression*
Female
Head
Humans
Mucopolysaccharidosis II
Vertebral Artery
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
Vertigo*
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