Good Outcome in Isolated Basilar Artery Dissection
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 26-28
Received: Dec. 9, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014; Published: Feb. 27, 2015
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Yordan Spirdonov, Department of Radiology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
Plamen Getsov, Department of Radiology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
Grigorii Nedelkov, Department of Radiology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
Evguenia Vassileva, Department of Neurology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
Marko Klissurski, Department of Neurology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
Marin Daskalov, Department of Neurology, University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL” Sofia, Bulgaria
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Abstract
Isolated basilar artery dissection is a rare vascular pathology with varied clinical presentations and prognoses. We report a case of a 54-year-old woman, presented with subarachnoid hemorrhages (Hunt-Hess grade II). Brain computed tomography demonstrated a perimesencephalic pattern of haemorrhage. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed an isolated basilar artery dissection. Conservative treatment was performed. A complete resolution of the clinical symptoms occurs over a period of 30 days. There was no recurrent haemorrhage. On a follow-up magnetic resonance angiography three months later, a complete resolution of the intramural haematoma in the basilar artery was demonstrated. Some of the cases of basilar artery dissection with perimesencephalic pattern of subarachnoid haemorrhages could have a good prognosis, and could be treated conservatively.
Keywords
Basilar Artery Dissection, Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Colour Coded Duplex Sonography
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Yordan Spirdonov, Plamen Getsov, Grigorii Nedelkov, Evguenia Vassileva, Marko Klissurski, Marin Daskalov, Good Outcome in Isolated Basilar Artery Dissection, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 26-28. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20150402.11
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