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Diagnosis and therapy of basilar artery occlusion

Diagnosis and therapy of basilar artery occlusion

Der Nervenarzt 77(4): 416-422

In view of the poor prognosis for untreated patients with basilar artery occlusion, rapid delivery of effective treatment has the highest priority. Early recanalization by intra-arterial thrombolysis can improve the outcome in some patients. Apart from this method, specialized centers are increasingly using mechanical devices and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors to achieve recanalization. This review focuses on current developments in the diagnosis and treatment of acute basilar artery occlusion.

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Accession: 048771523

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PMID: 16228158

DOI: 10.1007/s00115-005-2007-5

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