Detection of basilar artery thrombosis by computed tomography

G J Hankey, M S Khangure, E G Stewart-Wynne

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Thrombosis of the basilar artery is not uncommon and occurs in the elderly as well as in younger patients. The clinical diagnosis may be supported by the appearance on computed tomography enabling appropriate investigations and therapeutic measures to be taken which may lead to a favourable outcome. Four cases of basilar artery thrombosis are described in which the clinical diagnosis was assisted by computed tomography. The basilar artery, which is normally isodense in unenhanced studies, was seen as a hyperdense structure. Follow-up scans demonstrated a decrease in the density and size of the vessel consistent with resolution of a thrombus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-3
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1988


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