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What is tortuosity of the basilar artery and the basilar artery impresses upon the lower brain stem.?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: A radiologic descrip

I'll presume you're reading off a radiologic report that involves imaging the arteries within the brain.
Description that an artery is 'tortuous' means its curvier than usual, and not abnormal; basilar artery sends blood to brain stem, located in basal part of skull in back of your head; whether any clinical significance to 'impresses on the brain stem' needs to be interpreted by neurologist.

In brief: A radiologic descrip

I'll presume you're reading off a radiologic report that involves imaging the arteries within the brain.
Description that an artery is 'tortuous' means its curvier than usual, and not abnormal; basilar artery sends blood to brain stem, located in basal part of skull in back of your head; whether any clinical significance to 'impresses on the brain stem' needs to be interpreted by neurologist.
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