Stenosis and Dissection in the Same Vertebral Artery

Evguenia Vassileva, Ivo Petrov, Evgenii Vavrek


In the current report, we present a case of a 59-year-old patient with arterial hypertension, diabetes and dislipidemia, which is presented by severe bilateral atherosclerotic lesions of the extracranial part of the vertebral arteries, thrombosis of the right and high-grade stenosis of the V1 segment of the left vertebral artery (VA). Despite the presence of the prominent atherosclerotic VA pathology, the patient develops asymptomatic VA dissection of the left V1 segment. The brain computed tomography was without data for brain infarction. The patient was without neurological deficit. Treatment with stent placement was performed.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(6):337-340


Vertebral artery; Vertebral stenosis; Vertebral dissection; Stenting

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