Atherosclerotic BA Occlusion: The Need to Detach the Stents
A 67-year-old woman presented with decreased level of consciousness and left-sided weakness. NCCT Brain showed a hyperdense basilar artery and CT angiogram confirmed the presence of a proximal basilar artery occlusion. There was moderate atherosclerotic narrowing at the origin of both vertebral arteries. She was started on IV tPA and then transferred for endovascular therapy.