Vascular morphology, symp­toms, dia­gnostics and treatment of brainstem ischemic stroke

Authors: D. Ospalík 1;  R. Bartoš 2,3;  V. Němcová 3;  Š. Brušáková 1;  D. Černík 1;  F. Cihlář 4;  A. Hejčl 2;  H. Zítek 2;  M. Sameš 2
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologické oddělení, Masarykova nemocnice, Krajská zdravotní, a. s., Ústí nad Labem 1;  Neurochirurgická klinika Univerzity J. E. Purkyně, Masarykova nemocnice, Krajská zdravotní, a. s., Ústí nad Labem 2;  Anatomický ústav, 1. LF UK, Praha 3;  Radiologická klinika Univerzity J. E. Purkyně, Masarykova nemocnice, Krajská zdravotní, a. s., Ústí nad Labem 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2020; 83(2): 127-139
Category: Minimonography


The knowledge of the microanatomy of brain stem perforating arteries can aid in the correct identification of ischemic stroke lesions, explain and provide a proper anatomic description of syndromes associated with the brain stem lesions. The importance of such detailed knowledge is growing when considering the possibilities of acute reperfusion therapy and growing incidence of active treatment of ischemic strokes in posterior circulation. Of course, such knowledge is also vital for neurosurgeons operating in this area. The aim of this work is to present the current knowledge on the anatomy of arteries of the brain stem, brain stem syndromes and present the possibilities of imaging and reperfusion therapy in the vertebrobasilar territory.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


ischemic stroke – vertebrobasilar territory – perforating arteries – brain stem syndromes – reperfusion therapy


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