Editorial Comment Case #14 Basilar Artery Thrombosis in a Neonate

I think the occurrence of basilar artery thrombosis in a neonate must be a rare event. Perhaps not easily recognized and often, depending on the neurologic deficits produced, overlooked until much later in life. If the thrombosis is not recognized at the time, the opportunity to document the location and extent of the thrombosis is lost and the physician is left to speculate about what happened based on the resulting residual brain damage. I have seen this type of stroke occur, or perhaps it is more appropriate to say, I have recognized this type of stroke on only 3 or 4 occasions in my career.