Basilar artery occlusion caused by thrombosis of atherosclerotic fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery.

@article{Watanabe1994BasilarAO,
  title={Basilar artery occlusion caused by thrombosis of atherosclerotic fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery.},
  author={Terubumi Watanabe and Kiyotaka Sato and Takashi Yoshimoto},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={1068-70}
}
BACKGROUND Basilar artery occlusion caused by thrombosis of atherosclerotic fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery is rare. We present a case confirmed by 6 years of follow-up and autopsy. CASE DESCRIPTION A 63-year-old man suffered from brain stem infarction. Computed tomography and angiography showed a fusiform aneurysm on the proximal portion of the basilar artery. At the time of the third attack 5 years later, complete thrombosis of the aneurysm was found, and the proximal basilar artery… CONTINUE READING