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This monograph will be a useful reference for all concerned with cerebrovascular disease. The initial chapters contain a scholarly account of the embryology and anatomy of the vertebro-basilar circulation which properly emphasizes the variability in the segmental arterial distribution to the brainstem. This provides a firm foundation for subsequent chapters on clinical syndromes resulting from brainstem infarction, hemorrhage, or transient vascular insufficiency. As the authors point out, the symptomatology of these syndromes is quite variable and does not often conform to the neat eponymic "packages" found in anatomy and neurology texts. There is an excellent resumé of the literature on
Strokes Due to Vertebro-Basilar Disease: Infarction, Vascular Insufficiency and Hemorrhage of the Brain Stem and Cerebellum.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:1164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-6-1164_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(6):1164.
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