TITLE

THE SYNDROME OF MECHANICAL OCCLUSION OF THE VERTEBRAL ARTERY; FURTHER OBSERVATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Husni, E. A.; Storer, John
PUB. DATE
February 1967
SOURCE
Angiology;Feb1967, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The syndrome of mechanical occlusion of the vertebral artery hinges on two factors. (1) Occlusion of a normal vertebral artery is produced by the action of neck muscles, namely the longus colli, the scalenus and medius muscles, when the head is turned to the side. (2) The contralateral artery is hypoplastic and unable to meet the demands of the basilar circulation. Twenty-three cases of this syndrome have been reported in detail. The treatment is surgical and consists of decompressing the artery by resetting the involved tendons and replacing them with a fat pedicle. Case follow-up to date ranges from 6 to 42 months.
ACCESSION #
16437557

 

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