Basilar Artery Thrombosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of basilar artery thrombosis include the following:

  • Basilar meningitis

  • Basilar migraine

  • Cerebellar hemorrhage with brainstem compression

  • Cerebellar infarct with edema and brainstem compression

  • Pontine hemorrhage

  • Space-occupying lesions in the posterior fossa

  • Supratentorial hemispheric mass lesions with mass effect, herniation, and brainstem compression

Differential Diagnoses