Basilar artery angulation and vertigo due to the hemodynamic effect of dominant vertebral artery

Cosar M., YAMAN M., Eser O., Songur A., Ozen O. A.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, vol.70, no.5, pp.941-943, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mehy.2007.07.051
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-943
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Vertebral arteries form the basilar artery at the pontobulbar junction. The vertebral artery may have dominancy in one of them. The branches of basilar arteries supply blood for the vestibular nuclei and its connections. Vertigo is seen generally in the upper middle aged patients. Vertigo can be observed in dolichoectasia of basilar artery such as angulation and elongation, because of the diminished blood supply and changed hemodynamic factors of vestibular nuclei and its connections.