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The Frequency and Significance of the Vertebral Artery Hypoplasia in Posterior Circulation Stroke

Vertebral artery hypoplasia is a risk factor for posterior circulation stroke onset. Its presence in patients with posterior circulation stroke is a poor prognostic parameter significantly correlating with the severity of clinical presentation and higher mortality rate.


Objective: Vertebral artery hypoplasia (VAH) is an uncommon embryonic variation of posterior (vertebrobasilar) circulation. The literature reports on its incidence in general population are in the range between 2 and 10%. The aim of the paper was to analyze the frequency and association between VAH and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). Besides VAH, other risk factors responsible for PCS were examined.

07 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Jul, 2016


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