Multiple symptomatic vertebral artery loops treated with posterior cervical fusion

Nader S. Dahdaleh*, Gregory W. Albert, David M. Hasan

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Abstract

Multiple symptomatic vertebral artery (VA) loops are rare and their management is challenging. A 55-year-old man presented with a 5-year history of frequent episodes of presyncope and mild left C5 radiculopathy that was exacerbated by flexion or extension of his neck. Examination revealed complex left VA loops at C2/3 and C4. The patient underwent posterior cervical fusion which resolved his presyncope and improved his radiculopathy. Posterior cervical fusion is an option for management of patients suffering from symptoms secondary to multiple VA loops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-790
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Vertebral artery loops
  • Vertebral artery tortuosity
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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