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Cerebellar Ischemic Stroke Secondary to Rotational Non-Dominant Vertebral Artery Occlusion (RVAO): A Rare Complication Following Supratentorial Surgery
Non-traumatic vertebrobasilar stroke syndrome is rare. Many etiological mechanisms have been described over the years, with the dynamic occlusion of one vertebral artery following head rotation (RVAO) being one of them. We report the case of a patient undergoing surgery for supratentorial metastasis, who postoperatively developed a cerebellar ischemic stroke secondary to RVAO. Postoperative imaging showed a right hypoplastic VA; so, a transient occlusive mechanism was thought to be responsible for the postoperative cerebellar stroke. Although rare, RVAO can occur following head rotation during patient positioning for neurosurgical procedures.
The patient was treated in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration, and the Local Ethics Committee.
The patient gave her written informed consent for both surgery and the use of her data for scientific purposes.
Article published online:
31 March 2023
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