Vascular compression of the medulla oblongata by the vertebral artery: report of two cases.

@article{Hongo1999VascularCO,
  title={Vascular compression of the medulla oblongata by the vertebral artery: report of two cases.},
  author={Kazuhiro Hongo and Hiroshi Nakagawa and Nobuhito Morota and Masanori Isobe},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={907-10}
}
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Compression of the medulla oblongata by a tortuous vertebral artery is rare. We report two patients with this lesion who were treated with vascular decompression of the vertebral artery. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 36-year-old man developed right hemiparesis with lower cranial nerve deficits, and a 47-year-old man developed left lower cranial nerve deficits and left cerebellar dysfunction. In both patients, magnetic resonance imaging revealed a tortuous vertebral artery… CONTINUE READING