Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia Presenting Recurrent Episodes of Locked-in syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review
Ayush Gupta1, Marwa Elnazier2, *, Talita D’Aguiar Rosa2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e1874205X2303310
Publisher ID: e1874205X2303310
Article History:Received Date: 03/02/2023
Revision Received Date: 08/03/2023
Acceptance Date: 17/03/2023
Electronic publication date: 11/05/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia (VBD) is a rare disorder in which arteries cause dilatation and tortuosity of the blood vessels, which affect posterior circulation.
In this case report, we discuss a patient of VBD presenting with transient episodes of quadriparesis, aphasia, and vertigo. She had symptoms specifically when her head was turned towards the right side while waking up. Based on MRI findings and angiography, the patient was diagnosed with VBD.
To conclude, VBD should be considered a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with recurrent transient ischemic attacks, such as locked-in syndrome, without any identifiable cause.