vertebrobasilar insufficiency


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vertebrobasilar insufficiency

An inadequacy in the supply of blood to the brainstem and lower part of the brain as a result of disease in the pair of vertebral arteries that run up through holes in the side processes of the bones of the neck. This causes VERTIGO and loss of balance, double vision, weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, speech disturbances and sometimes loss of consciousness.
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Comparison of vertebral artery velocity and flow volume measure-ments for diagnosis of vertebrobasilar insufficiency using color duplex sonography.
In our study, 2 patients were confirmed to have been suffering from vertebrobasilar insufficiency related vertigo.
This implies that in patients who present with vertebrobasilar insufficiency and aural migraine VAH should be considered.
One patient succumbed from procedural-related cerebellar hemorrhage but none experienced recurrent vertebrobasilar insufficiency symptoms during follow-up, although 2 of 3 patients developed mild instent restenosis confirmed with follow-up angiography.
Objective: Dizziness and vertigo were common but nonspecific symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI), while out-of-date VBI has been falsely considered the major cause of dizziness symptoms by many clinicians in China.
I also have concerns about the appropriateness of including chapters which clearly demonstrate how to mobilise and manipulate the cervical spine, yet do not cover contraindications and precautions, or symptoms of instability, vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) and how and why it is important to test for these, especially in a headache population.
Updating the 2000 first edition, they incorporate recent research questioning the appropriateness of a number of commonly used vertebrobasilar insufficiency protocols, and evidence for using spinal manipulation in patients with disc lesions.
Forty-one of the patients (37%) showed signs of vertebrobasilar insufficiency, and 29 patients (26%) had disabling chronic arm ischemia prior to PTA.