Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

Localized or diffuse reduction in blood flow through the vertebrobasilar arterial system, which supplies the BRAIN STEM; CEREBELLUM; OCCIPITAL LOBE; medial TEMPORAL LOBE; and THALAMUS. Characteristic clinical features include SYNCOPE; lightheadedness; visual disturbances; and VERTIGO. BRAIN STEM INFARCTIONS or other BRAIN INFARCTION may be associated.
Also Known As:
Basilar Artery Ischemia; Basilar Insufficiency; Vertebral Artery Ischemia; Vertebro-Basilar Insufficiency; Vertebro-Basilar Ischemia; Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia; Vertebrobasilar Ischemia; Artery Insufficiencies, Basilar; Artery Insufficiencies, Vertebral; Artery Insufficiency, Basilar; Artery Insufficiency, Vertebral; Artery Ischemia, Basilar; Artery Ischemia, Vertebral; Artery Ischemias, Basilar; Artery Ischemias, Vertebral; Artery Stenoses, Basilar; Artery Stenoses, Vertebral; Artery Stenosis, Basilar; Artery Stenosis, Vertebral; Basilar Artery Insufficiencies; Basilar Artery Ischemias; Basilar Artery Stenoses; Basilar Insufficiencies; Dolichoectasia, Vertebrobasilar; Dolichoectasias, Vertebrobasilar; Insufficiencies, Basilar; Insufficiencies, Basilar Artery; Insufficiencies, Vertebral Artery; Insufficiencies, Vertebro-Basilar; Insufficiencies, Vertebrobasilar; Insufficiency, Basilar; Insufficiency, Basilar Artery; Insufficiency, Vertebral Artery; Insufficiency, Vertebro-Basilar; Insufficiency, Vertebrobasilar; Ischemia, Basilar Artery; Ischemia, Vertebral Artery; Ischemia, Vertebro-Basilar; Ischemia, Vertebrobasilar; Ischemias, Basilar Artery; Ischemias, Vertebral Artery; Ischemias, Vertebro-Basilar; Ischemias, Vertebrobasilar; Stenoses, Basilar Artery; Stenoses, Vertebral Artery; Stenosis, Basilar Artery; Stenosis, Vertebral Artery; Vertebral Artery Insufficiencies; Vertebral Artery Ischemias; Vertebral Artery Stenoses; Vertebro Basilar Insufficiency; Vertebro Basilar Ischemia; Vertebro-Basilar Insufficiencies; Vertebro-Basilar Ischemias; Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasias; Vertebrobasilar Insufficiencies; Vertebrobasilar Ischemias; Basilar Artery Insufficiency; Basilar Artery Stenosis; Vertebral Artery Insufficiency; Vertebral Artery Stenosis
Networked: 229 relevant articles (16 outcomes, 20 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia)
2. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
3. Unstable Angina
4. Intracranial Vasospasm
5. Multi-Infarct Dementia (Dementia, Multi Infarct)


1. Costa, Marco A: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
2. Attizzani, Guilherme Ferragut: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
3. Bezerra, Hiram G: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
4. Brooks, William H: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
5. Given, Curtis Alden: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
6. Jones, Michael R: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
7. Ramsey, Christian Norman: 2 articles (06/2015 - 01/2014)
8. Spetzler, Robert F: 2 articles (03/2015 - 01/2015)
9. Nakaji, Peter: 2 articles (01/2015 - 01/2014)
10. Lu, Jun: 2 articles (12/2014 - 02/2007)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency:
1. Piracetam (Nootropil)IBA
2. CalciumIBA
3. DihydroergocristineFDA LinkGeneric
4. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Alprostadil (Muse)FDA LinkGeneric
6. cytoflavinIBA
7. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA
8. ChloraloseIBA
9. XenonIBA
10. Betahistine (Serc)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
2. Stents
3. Catheters
4. Carotid Endarterectomy
5. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy)