Pediatric brain stem infarction caused by a basilar and vertebral artery occlusion: case report

Neurosurgery. 1992 Aug;31(2):365-8. doi: 10.1227/00006123-199208000-00026.


Basilar and right vertebral artery occlusion, which caused a brain stem infarction, occurred in an 11-year-old boy. There have been nine previous cases of basilar artery occlusion with steno-occlusive lesion in the vertebral artery. It is suspected that dissection of the vertebral artery at the atlantoaxial level and a gradual progression of arterial dissection to the basilar artery were the major causes of this infarction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Stem / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Infarction / therapy
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Hemodilution
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ticlopidine / therapeutic use
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / therapy


  • Ticlopidine