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January 1993

Vertebrobasilar Arterial Disease

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Chicago, Ill

Arch Neurol. 1993;50(1):11. doi:10.1001/archneur.1993.00540010007002

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Abstract

This book represents the "outgrowth of the reports and discussions presented at the second conference" on vertebral arterial disease in Detroit, Mich, in 1990. It documents much of our expanding body of knowledge on the subject.

Vertebrobasilar Arterial Disease has a common sense organization that facilitates its practical use as a reference for clinicians. It is divided into sections on anatomy and pathology, testing and diagnosis, management, and long-term results of various surgical alternatives for posterior circulation revascularization and reconstruction.

The first section, anatomy and pathology, is appropriately comprehensive and includes at least one chapter on every potential mechanism of posterior circulation abnormalities. In addition to being quite informative and inclusive, most of the contributors to this section provide a balanced historical perspective on their respective topics.

Section 2 is a contemporary compilation of chapters on diagnostic testing relevant to the evaluation of patients with suspected posterior circulation abnormalities. Since

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