Bow Hunter’s Stroke Due to Prominent Degenerative Spinal Disorder
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Symptomatic vertebrobasilar insufficiency resulting from neck rotation, also named bow hunter’s syndrome due to the rotated position of the patient’s head or neck when symptoms develop, most commonly occurs from temporary stenosis or occlusion of the vertebral artery (VA) at the C1 or C2 level [1, 2, 3, 4]. There are few cases of bow hunter’s syndrome caused by obstruction of the VA at the lower cervical levels between C3–C6 [5, 6, 7]. This report illustrates the case of bow hunter’s syndrome at the level C5–C6 due to a degenerative osseous prominence in a woman presenting with acute ischemic stroke finally treated by surgical decompression.
KeywordsVertebral Artery Head Rotation Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Left Vertebral Artery Transverse Foramen
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No funding was received for this work. The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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