Basilar artery occlusion in childhood: report of a case

Arch Neurol. 1979 Feb;36(2):100-2. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1979.00500380070008.


Basilar artery occlusion occurred in a 13-year-old boy. Eighteen cases in children reported in the literature were also analyzed. Basilar artery occlusion is more common in males. The main clinical manifestations are disturbance in consciousness, hemiplegia or quadriplegia, and pupillary abnormalitites. The prognosis is better in children than in adults.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Basilar Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Hemiplegia / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging