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Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency is an inadequate posterior circulation of the brain supplied by the two vertebral arteries that fuse to form the basilar artery. Risk factors include age, gender, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, family history, genetics. Treatment includes reducing the risk factors, open surgical repair, and endovascular treatment.

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Kindly interpret my MRI reports and give suggestions.

Query: Hello doctor, I want my MRI reports to be interpreted. Kindly suggest. Impression: 1. There is no evidence of CP angle, TH, 8th nerve bundle mass, abnormal enhancement, or plasma. There is an ectatic vertebrobasilar artery eccentric to the right, crossing in close proximity to the tight auditory can...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your MRI report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is generally normal. The issue of the eccentric vertebrobasilar artery (VTA) is no sign of a disease or an important defect. VTA is one of the main arteries that supply blood to the bra...  Read Full »

How can I manage my vertebrobasilar circulatory insufficiency without experiencing a face burn?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from vertebral basilar circulatory insufficiency (caused by cervical spondylosis), and I have been prescribed the tablet Vinpocetine. The problem is that I have rosacea on my face. What is the best alternative way to enhance cognition if I cannot take the tablet V...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you take the tablet Donepezil (cholinesterase inhibitor). These drugs do not cause vasodilation. Regarding vertebrobasilar insufficiency, I suggest you take a tablet of Aspirin (non-steroidal anti-infl...  Read Full »

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