Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Vertebral Artery. This can be a consequence of injury to the vertebral artery. This can be from direct manipulation, positioning or spontaneous. Further diagnostic workup can include angiography.
Artery injury. If you had a neck operation in the back of your neck and especially if a fusion was done, the screws can scratch the vertebral artery which can cause a stroke in the occipital lobe.
Yes question? Always a worry vertebral artery amd carotid are in the surgical field of acdf vertebral artery is posterior circulation supplies back half of brain occiptal is watershed for either anterior pr posterior risk for chiro manipulation as well.