Isolated basilar artery occlusion associated with a clivus fracture

Can J Neurol Sci. 1989 Feb;16(1):81-3. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100028560.


Most vascular injuries to the brain secondary to blunt head trauma involve the internal carotid circulation. A case of isolated basilar occlusion secondary to a clival fracture is described and compared to three other cases in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
  • Basilar Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Basilar Artery / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occipital Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Occipital Bone / injuries*
  • Skull Fractures / complications*
  • Skull Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Sphenoid Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Sphenoid Bone / injuries*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed