EURORAD ESR

Case 8887

Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia

Author(s)
Carneiro A, Neves N, Pina S, Moreira B.
Neuroradiology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal
 
Patient
male, 86 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Enlarged and tortuous basilar artery
     

    An enlarged and calcified left vertebral artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: CT; Special Focus: Arteriosclerosis;

    The top of the basilar artery is situated above the level of the sella turca, reaching the floor of the 3rd ventricle.

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Brain stem shaping
     

    A thin, deviated and shaped brain stem, due to the presence of an ectasic basilar artery.

     

    Basilar artery almost reaching the floor of the fourth ventricle.

     
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Cerebellar and occipital infarctions
     

    Small right cerebellar chronic infarction.

     

    Left occipital chronic infarction.

     
     
     
An enlarged and calcified left vertebral artery.
 
The top of the basilar artery is situated above the level of the sella turca, reaching the floor of the 3rd ventricle.
 
A thin, deviated and shaped brain stem, due to the presence of an ectasic basilar artery.
 
Basilar artery almost reaching the floor of the fourth ventricle.
 
Small right cerebellar chronic infarction.
 
Left occipital chronic infarction.
 
 
 
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