A Case of High-Grade Basilar Artery Stenosis with Spontaneous Recovery

Arsava E. M., Saribas O., Cekirge S., DALKARA T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.15, no.2, pp.78-81, 2009 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-81
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


High-grade basilar artery stenosis was detected in a 31-year-old man that presented with right hemiparesis and dysarthria. The exact etiology of the stenosis could not be determined. The patient was treated medically and remained asymptomatic during a 6-months follow-up period, and follow-up angiograms showed a dramatic improvement in the high-grade stenosis. This report aimed to draw attention to the importance of follow-up for high-grade basilar artery stenoses with medical therapy prior to using endovascular approaches, especially in young patients with a stable clinical course and unknown etiology.