Vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to Tumoural emboli.


A case, which is clinically characterized by a subacute vertebrobasilar syndrome, is presented. The necropsy reveals multiple infarcts in brainstem, cerebellum and left cerebral hemisphere, due to tumoural emboli of a non-detected primary tumour. It is postulated that the latter has to originate in the lungs in order to produce this unique type of cerebral arterial embolism.

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@article{Reuck1979VertebrobasilarID, title={Vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to Tumoural emboli.}, author={Jacques L De Reuck and Nirwan Inderadjaja and Luc Crevits and Wouter De Coster and H Vander eecken and Hendrik J L Roels}, journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery}, year={1979}, volume={81 1}, pages={53-8} }