Atherosclerotic BA Occlusion: The Need to Detach the Stents

  • Mohammed A. AlmekhlafiEmail author
  • Mayank Goyal


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Faculty of MedicineKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySeaman Family MR Research Centre, Foothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada

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