Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

occlusion of basilar artery

A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Surgery: The brain gets its blood supply from 2 carotid arteries and 2 vertebral arteries that combine to form the basilar artery. These 4 vessels are the only ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associate ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds, reduce risks: This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain. Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficult ... Read More
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
See below: Usually it is from atherosclerosis, then control of hypertension, lipid abnormality, stop smoking, diabetes, obesity, cardiac control anti platelet ag ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
VBI: Refers to a temporary set of symptoms due to decreased blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain. The posterior circulation supplies blood ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numb ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Twisty.: Usually not a problem.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Why ?: If basilar artery is not occluded why is the reason to stent it, .
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
BAM: Basilar artery migraines are an uncommon type of severe headaches which are accompanied by neurological signs (like vertigo, dizziness) and typically ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
No: Once occluded, stenting can't be done.
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Clinical: By type of headache and accompanied other features pointing to brain stem, cerebellar dysfunction helps doctor to diagnose. There are no definite test ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/l ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month