Monday, April 7, 2008

Bow Hunters Syndrome

Bow Hunters Syndrome AKA cervical vertigo or vertebral artery compression is where the veterbral artery that runs up to the brain gets blocked or narrowed with certain turning of the head. This can be due to a cervical spine abnormality. The veterbral artery supplies the back of the brain and with this blood flow being cut off, a stroke can happen. Usually the patient has symptoms of dizziness. A MRI, MRA, or Angiogram can be used to see Bow Hunters Syndrome. They can treat this by preforming surgery to make sure the cervical spine is not putting so much pressure on the Artery. Sometims they just use some type of neck brace to fix it.

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1 comment:

dave said...

have it only 1 artery good the other is minute erieeee