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A patient with vertebrobasilar transient ischaemic attacks and provokable basilar steal.

Authors
  • Zwanikken, C P1
  • van der Windt, J M
  • Bast, T J
  • Boezeman, E H
  • Ackerstaff, R G
  • 1 Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, St. Antonius Hospital, CM Nieuwegein, Utrecht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
92
Issue
4
Pages
369–372
Identifiers
PMID: 1963832
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a 65-year-old woman with vertebrobasilar transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) and subclavian steal, a steal phenomenon in the basilar artery could be demonstrated by transcranial Doppler sonography after provocation with postischaemic hyperaemia of the arm on the affected side. It was not possible to provoke symptoms or signs at the time. The significance of finding a steal phenomenon in the basilar artery even in a patient with a history of vertebrobasilar TIAs is discussed.

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