A case of vertebrobasilar stroke during oxygen-ozone therapy

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2004 Nov-Dec;13(6):259-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2004.08.004.


Despite only sporadic observations, the use of medical oxygen-ozone therapy is a largely diffused treatment for lumbar disk herniation that has failed to respond to conservative management. Combined intradiscal and periganglionic injection of medical ozone and periganglionic injection of steroids are presumed to have a cumulative effect enhancing the overall outcome of treatment for pain caused by disk herniation. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of stroke during such medical application. The patient had Anton's syndrome as a result of top of the basilar hypoperfusion.