1. History of vertebro-basilar stroke and TIA.- 2. Arterial anatomy and collaterals in posterior brain circulation.- 3. Risk factors and stroke mechanisms in posterior brain.- 4. Brainstem ischemic stroke syndromes.- 5. Thalamic and occipital stroke syndromes.- 6. Ocular-vestibular-otologic syndromes.- 7. Hemorrhagic strokes in posterior brain.- 8. Imaging diagnosis and assessment of perfusion in posterior circulation stroke.- 9. Acute therapy (thrombolysis, thrombectomy) in posterior circulation stroke.- 10. Angioplasty/stenting in posterior circulation stroke.- 11. Medical treatment in posterior circulation stroke.- 12. Surgical therapy: Bypass and decompression in posterior circulation stroke.- 13. Non-atherosclerotic vascular diseases in posterior circulation stroke.- 14. Outcome and prognosis in posterior circulation stroke.
This book, written by renowned experts from across the world, provides readers with a detailed and up-to-date understanding of posterior circulation stroke and its management. Anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, and imaging findings are clearly and thoroughly described with the aid of illustrative cases and schematic drawings. The management-oriented chapters explain all forms of treatment, including the use of antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants, thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, stenting, and surgical therapy, i.e., bypass and decompression. Throughout, full account is taken of recent significant advances in knowledge and clinical practice. Stroke affecting the posterior circulation continues to pose particular challenges for clinicians. This book will help readers to avoid misdiagnosis, which still occurs far too frequently, and to manage individual patients optimally. It will be an excellent learning resource for residents in neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, interventional radiology, and vascular surgery, as well as an ideal reference for more experienced practitioners in these specialties.
Jong Sung Kim, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology,
Asan Medical Center,
Seoul, Republic of Korea