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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. Neto ACL et al: Magnetic resonance angiography and transcranial Doppler ultrasound findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 75:e1212, 2020
                                      2. Huh G et al: Vestibulocochlear symptoms caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. ePub, 2019
                                      3. Li Q et al: Vertebral artery compression syndrome. Front Neurol. 10:1075, 2019
                                      4. Zhang DP et al: Basilar artery tortuosity is associated with white matter hyperintensities by TIMP-1. Front Neurosci. 13:836, 2019
                                      5. Oishi Y et al: Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing symptomatic hydrocephalus due to third ventricular compression. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 27(12):3503-4, 2018
                                      6. Wang F et al: Clinical and imaging features of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia combined with posterior circulation infarction: a retrospective case series study. Medicine (Baltimore). 97(48):e13166, 2018
                                      7. Brinjikji W et al: Clinical and imaging characteristics of diffuse intracranial dolichoectasia. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(5):915-22, 2017
                                      8. Samim M et al: Multimodality imaging of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia: clinical presentations and imaging spectrum. Radiographics. 36(4):1129-46, 2016
                                      9. Grasso G et al: Dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar complex causing neural compression. Surg Neurol Int. 5:20, 2014
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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. Neto ACL et al: Magnetic resonance angiography and transcranial Doppler ultrasound findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 75:e1212, 2020
                                                                          2. Huh G et al: Vestibulocochlear symptoms caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. ePub, 2019
                                                                          3. Li Q et al: Vertebral artery compression syndrome. Front Neurol. 10:1075, 2019
                                                                          4. Zhang DP et al: Basilar artery tortuosity is associated with white matter hyperintensities by TIMP-1. Front Neurosci. 13:836, 2019
                                                                          5. Oishi Y et al: Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing symptomatic hydrocephalus due to third ventricular compression. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 27(12):3503-4, 2018
                                                                          6. Wang F et al: Clinical and imaging features of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia combined with posterior circulation infarction: a retrospective case series study. Medicine (Baltimore). 97(48):e13166, 2018
                                                                          7. Brinjikji W et al: Clinical and imaging characteristics of diffuse intracranial dolichoectasia. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(5):915-22, 2017
                                                                          8. Samim M et al: Multimodality imaging of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia: clinical presentations and imaging spectrum. Radiographics. 36(4):1129-46, 2016
                                                                          9. Grasso G et al: Dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar complex causing neural compression. Surg Neurol Int. 5:20, 2014