Vertebral Artery Stump Syndrome: A Case Report.

Research paper by Masato M Suzuki, Tomohisa T Dembo, Wataru W Hara, Takashi T Tajima, Minako M Yamashita, Satoru S Oji, Kyoichi K Nomura

Indexed on: 21 Nov '17Published on: 21 Nov '17Published in: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)


Carotid stump syndrome is a well-documented embolic source for ischemic stroke. However, few cases have been reported of a similar condition-termed vertebral artery stump syndrome-which affects the posterior circulation after vertebral artery origin occlusion. We herein report a case of infarction of the right superior cerebellar artery and left posterior inferior cerebellar artery territories due to vertebral artery stump syndrome. In this interesting case, a turbulent flow at the distal side of the vertebral artery occlusion was captured on ultrasonography, and was identified as the probable mechanism of vertebral artery stump syndrome.