A 52-Year-Old Man With Vertigo: A Common Symptom or an Urgent Syndrome?

Christina Flourou, Andreas Tofarides, Konstantinos Parperis


Basilar occlusion syndrome is an uncommon cause of posterior circulation cerebrovascular syndromes. Approximately one-fifth of the ischemic strokes occur in the posterior cerebrovascular system and it is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. The symptoms and signs are non-specific, resulting in delays in diagnosis, and a high index of suspicion is required that will lead to the correct diagnosis. Herein, we present a case of a 52-year-old patient who presented to the emergency department with acute onset of dizziness and vertigo due to partial thrombosis of the basilar artery.

J Med Cases. 2020;11(7):221-223
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3525


Basilar occlusion syndrome; Central vertigo; HINTS

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