basilar artery

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Noun1.basilar artery - an unpaired arterybasilar artery - an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
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Furthermore, 35%-40% of ischemic strokes are considered LVOs, which are composed of internal carotid artery, middle cerebral artery (MCA), and basilar artery occlusion.
Ronald Cooper of Sydney, Australia, suffered two small strokes and found his basilar artery 90 to 95 percent blocked.
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) performed on day 3 showed severe narrowing and low flow in the intracranial segment of the left distal vertebral artery near the basilar artery (Figure 1e).
7%) had basilar artery insufficiency as a result of long-standing cervical syndrome.
Within minutes, they were able to confirm Osaka was not only suffering a stroke but probably had one of the rarest and most fatal types of stroke, a basilar artery occlusion, which means the blood clot was blocking an artery that provides blood to the brain stem.
It narrows the internal carotid artery, decreases blood flow to the brain, and forces stenosis of the anterior cerebral artery, middle cerebral artery, basilar artery and posterior cerebral artery.
This edition has new cranial CT sequences of the axial and coronal temporal bone; an expanded MR imaging section with new 3-Tesla MR images of the temporal lobe and hippocampus, basilar artery, cranial nerves, cavernous sinus, and other areas; and new arterial MR angiography sequences of the neck and additional larynx images.
Dominant arterial supply is via the posterior cerebral arteries and distal branches of the basilar artery (Figures 4, 6, and 7).
In this sub-arachnoid space, the 3rd nerves pass either side of the midline basilar artery and between two of its major branches--the superior cerebellar and posterior cerebral arteries then just below and lateral to the posterior communicating artery, a key component of the arterial Circle of Willis.