Paradoxical embolism to the basilar apex associated with May-Thurner syndrome.

  title={Paradoxical embolism to the basilar apex associated with May-Thurner syndrome.},
  author={Jason D Way and Alfredo M. Lopez-Yunez and Xabier Beristain and Jos{\'e} Biller},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={57 12},
BACKGROUND Embolic occlusion of intracranial vessels can be caused by material arising proximally, most commonly from the heart, the aorta, or the carotid or vertebral arteries, and rarely from systemic veins. May-Thurner syndrome is an uncommon condition in which there is impaired venous return because of compression of the left common iliac vein by the overlying right common iliac artery, resulting in iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis. OBJECTIVE To describe a young patient with presumed… CONTINUE READING


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