Brainstem compression syndrome caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia: microvascular repositioning technique.

@article{PereiraFilho2008BrainstemCS,
  title={Brainstem compression syndrome caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia: microvascular repositioning technique.},
  author={Arthur Azambuja Pereira-Filho and M{\'a}rio Eduardo de Faria and Cristina Birlem Bleil and Jorge Luiz Kraemer},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 2B},
  pages={
          408-11
        }
}
Dra. Cristina Birlem Bleil – Rua Henrique Scliar 284 91220-520 Porto Alegre RS Brasil. E-mail: crisbleil@terra.com.br Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is an anatomic variant that consists of enlargement and dilatation, often associated with a tortuous and elongated vessel. The anomaly is probably due to a marked thinning of the internal elastica lamina and media, most likely as a consequence of prolonged systemic arterial hypertension. It accounts for approximately 3 to 5% of all… CONTINUE READING

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