Which clinical history findings are characteristic 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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A stuttering and progressive course of symptoms or transient ischemic attacks in the vertebrobasilar territory is seen in patients with atherosclerotic occlusion. As many as 50% of patients experience transient ischemic attacks or a waxing and waning course for several days to weeks prior to the occlusion.


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