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September 1977

Vertebral Artery Occlusion Complicating Yoga Exercises

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, North-western University Medical School, Chicago.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(9):574-575. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500210076015

• Vertebral artery occlusion developed in a young adult shortly after he had performed neck manipulations during yoga movements. Yoga exercises are a rare cause of acute medullary or cerebellar infarction.