Rotational compression of the vertebral artery at the point of dural penetration - Case report

Akar Z., Kafadar A., Tanriover N. , Dashti R., Islak C., Kocer N., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.93, ss.300-303, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/spi.2000.93.2.0300
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.300-303


Vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) due to vertebral artery (VA) compression occurs in a significant number of patients. Rotational compression of the VA usually occurs below C-2, where the artery is pinched during head rotation, leading to thrombus formation and subsequent cerebellar infarction. Although this problem has been reported to occur at the atlantooccipital levels, a review of the literature revealed no published cases of VA compression at the point of dural penetration, which is located above the atlantooccipital membrane.