Medullary Compression Due to Ectatic Vertebral Artery—Case Report and Review of Literature

Raja K. Kutty, Yasuhiro Yamada, Katsumi Takizawa, Yoko Kato

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Medullary compression syndrome due to anomalous course of blood vessels is a rare disease most commonly seen in the adult population. The offending vessels causing this syndrome are mostly posterior inferior cerebellar artery or the vertebral artery. The symptoms of this syndrome vary from most common hypertension to various other neurologic deficits like hemiplegia, dysesthesia, and dysarthria. Intractable dizziness is a rare symptom of this disease. The definite management plan for this disease is microvascular decompression. We present our case of medullary compression syndrome which manifested as intractable dizziness. We describe our experience in the management of this patient as well as present a review of literature of this rare disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104460
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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