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Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD)
            • Synonyms

              • Fusiform vertebrobasilar ectasia
            • Definitions

              • Extensive ectatic, elongated vertebrobasilar artery (VBA)
                • Usually associated with decreased blood flow velocity

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Grasso G et al: Dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar complex causing neural compression. Surg Neurol Int. 5:20, 2014
                                      2. Yuan YJ et al: Research progress on vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Int J Med Sci. 11(10):1039-48, 2014
                                      3. Serrone JC et al: Vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysms. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 25(3):471-84, 2014
                                      4. Förster A et al: Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery Vascular Hyperintensities Possibly Indicate Slow Arterial Blood Flow in Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia. J Neuroimaging. ePub, 2014
                                      5. Takeuchi S et al: Dolichoectasia involving the vertebrobasilar and carotid artery systems. J Clin Neurosci. 16(10):1344-6, 2009
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Fusiform vertebrobasilar ectasia
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Extensive ectatic, elongated vertebrobasilar artery (VBA)
                                                    • Usually associated with decreased blood flow velocity

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Grasso G et al: Dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar complex causing neural compression. Surg Neurol Int. 5:20, 2014
                                                                          2. Yuan YJ et al: Research progress on vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Int J Med Sci. 11(10):1039-48, 2014
                                                                          3. Serrone JC et al: Vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysms. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 25(3):471-84, 2014
                                                                          4. Förster A et al: Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery Vascular Hyperintensities Possibly Indicate Slow Arterial Blood Flow in Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia. J Neuroimaging. ePub, 2014
                                                                          5. Takeuchi S et al: Dolichoectasia involving the vertebrobasilar and carotid artery systems. J Clin Neurosci. 16(10):1344-6, 2009