What is the prevalence of basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The frequency, incidence, and prevalence of basilar artery occlusion are not known. Although basilar artery occlusion has been reported in 2 per 1000 autopsy cases, basilar artery thrombosis may, in stroke registries, explain as many as 27% of ischemic strokes occurring in the posterior circulation.


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