Compression of both vertebral arteries during neck extension: a new type of vertebral artery compression syndrome

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This study was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (no. NRF-2016R1D1A1B04935568).

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Dr. Yun analyzed and interpreted the data, and wrote the manuscript. Drs. Lee, Kwon, Jung, and Yang analyzed and interpreted the data, and revised the manuscript. Dr. Kim designed and conceptualized the study, interpreted the data, and revised the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Ji-Soo Kim.

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Drs. Yun, Lee, Kwon, Jung and Yang report no disclosures. Dr. Kim serves as an associate editor of Frontiers in Neuro-otology and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Neurology, Frontiers in Neuro-ophthalmology, Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, Journal of Vestibular Research, Journal of Neurology, and Medicine.

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This study followed the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki, and was performed according to the guidelines of Institutional Review Board of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (B-1906-544-702).

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Video. The patient shows paroxysmal nystagmus beating to the right and downward along with nausea and vertigo during extension of the neck while sitting. The patient was asked to raise her arm when she developed vertigo. (WMV 26935 kb)

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Yun, SY., Lee, J.Y., Kwon, EJ. et al. Compression of both vertebral arteries during neck extension: a new type of vertebral artery compression syndrome. J Neurol 267, 276–278 (2020).

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