Research Article| Volume 52, ISSUE 4, P627-631, October 1962

Cerebral ischemia due to extracranial vertebral artery occlusion

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      A review of a surgical experience with 23 patients with vertebral artery insufficiency is presented. In addition to the well-recognized occlusions of the aortic arch and its branches, attention is called to other causes of vertebral artery occlusion, namely, bony spurs, kinking, and external fascial bands. The importance of complete arteriography with rotational positions is stressed.
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