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Basilar artery stroke

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A variety of different presentations of basilar artery stroke may occur depending upon the nature of the occlusion and the specific site of the artery affected.

Prodromal features are common and must be acted upon quickly since they can often be treated effectively. Occlusion of the main arterial trunk is rapidly fatal.

Occlusion of specific branches result in well characterised syndromes and are dealt with in relation to the particular artery involved.

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