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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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OLIVEIRA, Roberto de Magalhães Carneiro de; CARDEAL, José Osmar  and  LIMA, José Geraldo de Camargo. Basilar ectasia and stroke: imaging aspects in 21 cases. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1997, vol.55, n.3B, pp.563-568. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1997000400008.

Ectasia of the basilar artery (EB) may cause different clinical manifestations, and its analysis by imaging methods is fundamental. We tried to analyse radiological aspects in 21 patients with stroke and EB. In all of them, diagnosis could be done by computed tomography. However, magnetic resonance was the most complete diagnostic method for the evaluation of the relantionship between EB an surrounding structures.

Keywords : cerebrovascular disorder; ectasia; basilar artery.

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