Vertebrobasilar occlusion complicating nonpenetrating craniocervical trauma in a child

J Child Neurol. 1990 Jul;5(3):219-23. doi: 10.1177/088307389000500314.


We report a juvenile patient who developed vertebrobasilar occlusion following nonpenetrating head and neck trauma, with complete recovery. The patient presented with transient signs of brain-stem dysfunction that were secondary to embolization and/or extension of a thrombus. He was treated with anticoagulants. We have found no other reports of such treatment in juvenile vertebrobasilar occlusion that complicated nonpenetrating head and neck trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Brain Concussion / complications*
  • Brain Stem / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Child
  • Dicumarol / administration & dosage
  • Heparin / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / drug therapy
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Male
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / drug therapy
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / etiology*


  • Dicumarol
  • Heparin