International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10


Role of CT and MRI in the Diagnosis of Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia

Dr. Puligunta Pooja Nikhitha | Dr. Venugopal Kodumur


Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the role of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Methods and Materials: A Prospective study was done in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, GSLMC, Rajahmundry. This study was done in 25 patients with suspected symptoms of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia who were referred to department of Radiodiagnosis between 2022 January and 2022 December. Informed consent was taken from all patients. This study was done on Philips Achieva 1.5 tesla. Results: A total of 25 cases were included in the study. Of these 25 cases, 18 were male and 7 were female. The most common age group involved was 40 - 50 years in 12 cases followed by 50 - 60 years in 8 cases and 30 - 40 years in 5 cases. Hypertension was seen to be associated in 13 cases, atherosclerosis was seen to be associated in 7 cases and collagen vascular diseases in 5 cases. Symptoms of ischemic stroke was seen in 18cases, symptoms related to cranial nerve compression was seen in 4 cases and head ache was found in 3 cases. Conclusion: CT and MRI helps in the early diagnosis of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia thereby providing the appropriate approach in the management of this complex entity and its related complications.


Keywords: Dolichoectasia, Vertebral artery, Basilarartery, Dilatation, Compression


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,


Pages: 219 - 225


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