Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Aug 09, 2021
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The differential diagnosis of vertebrobasilar stroke includes the following:

  • Central pontine myelinolysis

  • Metastatic disease of the brain

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • Basilar meningitis

  • Basilar migraine

  • Cerebellopontine angle tumors

  • Supratentorial hemispheric mass lesions with mass effect, herniation, and brainstem compression

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